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CPIP Application Process

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Determine Eligibility

The opportunity to obtain the CPIP credential will be available for a limited period of time. New candidates must meet the eligibility requirements and submit an eligibility application by November 30, 2013, complete relevant interim steps and pass the examination before May 31, 2014. To do so, complete CPIP Eligibility Application Forms . For more details on eligibility, please see the Eligibility Requirements.

Prepare for the Exam

Some resources to help you prepare for the CPIP exam.

Learn about the Exam

You can locate a test site, check the exam schedule, find test fees, access a practice exam, and much more by clicking on the Examination page. The examination must be taken and passed by May 31, 2014.


CPIP recertification requirements must be met every three years to maintain a valid credential. You can access information regarding criteria, fees, and forms, and learn more about recertification here.

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."