The GenderPro Credential is the first globally recognized professional credential in the gender and development field. Hosted at the George Washington University, the GenderPro Credentialing System seeks to build a global network of gender and development professionals that exchanges idea around best practices, for the advancement of gender equality and empowerment of women and girls around the world. Ultimately, this credentialed network of highly-skilled professionals will contribute to wider visibility, respect, and professionalization of the gender and development field. 


How does it work?

Skills and competencies necessary to be certified will be developed and finalized by a global, technical advisory group, comprised of gender and development experts (including members of multi or bilateral organizations, NGOs, private sector companies, and other gender & development actors).

Professionals may apply for the credential and do not have to complete the GenderPro Capacity Building Programme to be assessed. However, participants who successfully complete the GenderPro Capacity Building Programme should have developed the necessary skills to successfully apply for and obtain the GenderPro Credential (though Capacity Building Programme graduates must apply for the credential; it will not be automatically awarded). The assessment method will be an online multiple choice exam.


Who awards the credential?

Candidates will be assessed by the GenderPro Credentialing Board also known as the GenderPro Alliance. This Alliance consists of subject matter experts from the George Washington University and around the world and will be convened in close consultation with UNICEF. The GenderPro Alliance will consistently maintain the standards of the credentialing system, evaluate candidates based on their demonstrated skill set, and approve candidates to be credentialed.


Who can apply, and how?

International development and humanitarian professionals seeking to demonstrate their mastery can take the online GenderPro Credential Exam. You can access the Credential Exam below. The GenderPro team has also created a preparatory document, available in English, French, and Spanish, for the Credential. This document highlights key skills, concepts and resources that you will want to review before taking the GenderPro Credential Exam, all found in the GenderPro Resource Library.



If you have taken the GenderPro Capacity Building Programme, you will be very familiar with these resources already and should be well-prepared to take the Credential Exam.  


Enroll yourself and gain access to the GenderPro Credential