GPC Exam Prep Online Class Starts Wed, Oct 6

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Review All 9 GPCI Competencies In 8 Weeks

In addition to practice multiple-choice and writing tests, your 90-minute Zoom events are co-taught by a team of GPCs with online teacher certificates! You'll meet on Wednesdays at 12 pm Pacific (3 pm Eastern) starting October 6 and ending November 24, 2021


Session 1: test-taking & FUNDING RESOURCES (01)

Session 1 covers test-taking strategies for multiple-choice examinations as well as GPCI Competency 01:  Knowledge of how to research, identify, and match funding resources to meet specific needs. Session 1 drills down into 8 sub-competencies that includes major trends in public and private grant funding, methods for locating funders, RFP interpretation and more!


SESSION 2: GRANT SEEKING & readiness (02)

Session 2 covers GPCI Competency 02: Knowledge of organizational development as it pertains to grant seeking.  Session 2 drills down into 8 sub-competencies including but not limited to assessing organizations' capacity for grant seeking, assessing organizations' readiness to obtain funding to implement specific projects, conducting mission-focused planning and needs assessments, and more!


session 3: PROJECT DESIGN & DEVelopment (03)

Session 3 covers GPCI Competency 03: Knowledge of strategies for effective program and project design and development. Session 3 covers in more detail 9 sub-competencies including strategies for educating key personnel about financial and programmatic accountability to comply with funder requirements, data-based programs/projects and more!


SESSION 5: Writing Convincing cases for funding (09)

This session focuses on the GPC Writing Exam and GPCI competency 9: Ability to write a convincing case for funding. The purpose of the writing assignment is to assess your ability to respond appropriately in writing to a grant-related prompt. Your writing sample is evaluated according to six analytic rubrics:

**Make a Persuasive Argument (34%)
**Organize Ideas Appropriately (22%)
**Convey Ideas Clearly (18%)
**Use Information Provided (12%)
**Use Conventional Standard English (10%)
**Follow Formatting Requirements (4%)


SESSION  7: PROFessionalism & RELATionship-building (07 & 08)

Session 7 focuses on two GPCI competencies. One is GPCI competency 07: Knowledge of practices and services that raise the level of professionalism of grant developers. This covers 3 sub-competencies including identifying advantages of continuing education, building social capital and more!

Another is GPCI competency 08: Knowledge of methods and strategies that cultivate and maintain relationships between fund-seeking and recipient organizations and funders. This covers 4 sub-competencies including funder-relation approaches, stewardship and more!


SESSION 4: Crafting effective applications (04)

Session 4 covers GPCI competency #4: Knowledge of how to craft, construct, and submit an effective grant application. It includes proposal-writing approaches, styles, tones, and formats appropriate for proposing organizations and various audiences! Session 4 drills down into 13 sub-competencies including developing realistic, accurate line-item and narrative budgets, evaluation models and more!


SESSION 6: post-award mANAGEment & ETHICS (05 & 06)

Session 6 focuses on two GPCI competencies. One is GPCI competency 05: Knowledge of post-award grant management practices sufficient to inform effective grant design and development. This covers 5 sub-competencies including elements of compliance, establishing transitions and more!

Another is GPCI competency 06: Knowledge of nationally recognized standards of ethical practice by grant developers. This covers 8 sub-competencies including identifying conflicts of interest or giving the appearance of conflicts of interest, as well as how to identify circumstances that have an appearance of being self-serving, and more!


session 8: practice test results, test-taking strategies & bonus

Session 8 covers results from the multiple-choice practice test and essay prompt/writing. Additional test-taking strategies will be provided including how to prepare for the day of the exam. 

A bonus webinar will feature co-authors of Prepare for the GPC Exam: Earn Your Grant Professional Certified Credential which 1) covers the history of the exam, 2) further information on each of the 9 core competencies, 3) greater detail about the writing prompt and how it's scored, and 4) additional strategies to reduce test anxiety.

Bette Hartnett


I really enjoyed the practice exam. It was extremely beneficial to be able to take it and receive my score so I had time to study my weak areas. The breakout group discussions were enjoyable and informative.

Leslie Colston


What surprised me the most about the GPC Exam Prep online course is it helped to gel all the participants' experiences with the expertise required to pass the exam.

Lisa Rene Smith

New York

It was my first experience in doing an online course. It was really helpful that it was a group participation, not just an instructor-led course.



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If, for any reason, you don't like the class, you can get a full refund anytime within 30 days after your purchase (minus the cost of your textbook = $50). If you have any issues, contact us! In the unlikely case you do not pass any part of your GPC exam, contact us! You may retake the class for free AND have faculty work with you until you pass! That's our Pass Guarantee!

Enroll Now for 8-Week GPC Exam Prep

The GPC Exam Prep home study course helps you become certified by helping you complete your eligibility packet while preparing you to pass the GPC Exam! It includes polls, group discussions, practice with real-life scenarios (case studies), presentations and unique practice exams plus a bonus webinar with authors of your textbook! 

Register today for the next 8-week GPC Exam Prep online class on Wednesdays: October 6 through November 24!