“(Obtaining the CPIP) has helped me to map out my career path and extend by career ending point to a next higher level. During the certification process, I was exposed to all the different elements of the pharmaceutical industry such as clinical trials and drug product. This has helped me to identify the areas of improvement that I should focus to order to have a holistic view of the entire pharmaceutical industry.”
- Ting Siong Ang, CPIP, Health, Safety and Environmental Manager, Aventis Pharma Mfg Pte Ltd., Singapore
“I chose to pursue the CPIP credential as a way to test my knowledge of the industry. Obtaining the credential helped me validate that my knowledge of the industry gained through classroom courses and on-the-job experience is solid. The process to obtain the credential (the years of experience as well as the studying for the exam) is not an easy road, but fulfilling once accomplished.”
- Dan Carpenito, MBA, CPIP, Validation Engineer, Commissioning Agents, Inc.
“Looking back, the overall feeling of the CPIP credentialing process is that I proved to myself that I had a very wide base of knowledge about the biopharmaceutical industry and all the functions within. It really became helpful on a project as I worked with a client to develop a model of their entire production process.”
- Damian Gerstner, CPIP, Head of Global Engineering Network Management, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
“I encourage young professionals to prepare to obtain this professional certification as a launching pad to augment their careers and provide balanced education across the broad discipline of the life sciences/pharmaceutical industry. I emphasize the importance of broad knowledge obtained from this certification across the different disciplines. Smaller companies require this broad industry knowledge ("wearing many different hats" so to speak) to be successful and progress to more senior positions as the company grows over time. Larger companies will benefit for the same reasons and the expanded understanding of different disciplines applying regulations in similar ways.”
- Scott Gochnour, CPIP, Executive Director/ Transdermal Development, Watson Laboratories Inc., United States
“Take the challenge, you don´t have anything to lose, and you win more, because when you prepare for the exam, indirectly you learn and refresh your knowledge.”
- Elizabeth Martinez, CPIP, General Manager, Terra Farma S.A De C.V., Mexico
“This credential aligns with Superior Controls philosophy. The CPIP Knowledge Elements became for me the essential interdisciplinary platform for project execution in the context of the pharmaceutical industry.
- Jakub Mocny, PhD, CPIP, Project Engineer, Superior Controls, Inc.
“Do you want to be part of the future of the pharmaceutical industry? Do you want to help lead and define the nature of our business in the 21st Century? In an industry that is increasingly requiring certifications for all activities and claims, why not be a leader in working towards and obtaining your certification as a CPIP? By pursuing this credential, you will be at the forefront of what is arguably the most influential membership organization in the pharmaceutical industry (ISPE). The potential upside professionally and personally is significant.”
- Mike Ruff, PhD, CPIP, Vice President, Metrics Inc., United States
Sam DeMarco, CPIP, President Compliance Team Inc, United States
"I believe that the credential has made me more confident and I feel that my clients engage me in more philosophical discussions on pharmaceutical industry subject matter. I get the sense that my clients 'listen' to me in a more serious 'in tune' way."
Marc Fleischman, CPIP, Facility and Verification Engineer, Genzyme, a Sanofi Company
"I chose to pursue the CPIP certification as a way to learn new phases of the industry and to codify my existing knowledge. As I prepared and studied for the exam, I was challenged to develop a broader understanding of many industry concepts that I had not been routinely exposed to. The experience has left me with a deep understanding of GMP regulation and broad industry knowledge across the entire bio/pharm lifecycle."