Maintaining your GPC.D

As a holder of the GPC.D you are required to complete a minimum of 36 ‘Governance Education Credits’ (GECs) over 3 years and to maintain your membership in the GPC in good standing, in order to retain the designation.

The 36 GECs represent the 3 year requirement, and will be counted from your effective date (date of this letter).

Governance Education Credits can be achieved as follows:

  • GPC events, conferences, seminars, workshops, chapter events, formal education programs: 1 GECs per hour of attendance
  • Instruction/Facilitation on governance topics (including the preparation of all presented material): Activities include participating as a speaker or facilitator and developing supporting materials - 3 GECs per hour Presenting/Facilitating
  • Session Moderator (the person who acts as a neutral participant in a governance related debate or discussion, holds participants to time limits and tries to keep them from straying off the topic of the questions being raised) - 2 GECs 
  • Session panelist: As a participant on a panel discussion relating to governance - 1 GEC per hour Presenting/Facilitating
  • Governance Whitepapers/Research: Activities include publishing research, texts or articles related to governance-related topics - 4 GECs per publication 
  • Submitting a Nomination for the GPC Excellence in Governance Awards (EGAs):  The person who completes the submission in depth and is the key individual preparing the nomination - 2 GECs per EGA Nomination submitted. (max. of 2 submissions)
  • GPC Annual Corporate Governance Conference attendance: Up to 11 GECs annually
  • GPC or other governance-related pre-recorded Webinars/Webcasts:  1 GEC each
  • Submitting a work template/precedence for GPC online library: 2 GECs (must be approved by GPC Education Committee)
  • Local \chapter Engagement: For a year of service in your local chapter committee. Any claims for these GECs will be confirmed and OK’d by the chapter chairs. We will require a full year of service at the local chapter level to qualify for these GECs. Criteria will include attendance to chapter meetings and participation on planning events for the chapter as per chapter calendar of events - 2 GECs

Events from other organizations that offer education related to governance are eligible for GECs, however a certificate of attendance and program description will need to be submitted.

GEC tracking will need to be performed manually for time being, and we provide you with the attached GPC Course Log spreadsheet to facilitate the process, while we review the best online system solutions to streamline this process in the near future.

    Events from other organizations that offer education related to governance are eligible for GECs, however a certificate of attendance and program description will need to be submitted.


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