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The CPIP program is closed to new candidates from Nov 30, 2013

The Certified Pharmaceutical Industry Professional (CPIP) program…

  • Establishes standards of competency for pharmaceutical industry professionals
  • Assesses the competences (knowledge and skills) demonstrated by pharmaceutical professionals
  • Encourages growth and innovation in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Formally recognizes individuals who meet the requirements established by ISPE PCC
  • Serves the public and pharmaceutical industry employers by improving the competence, quality, and effectiveness of pharmaceutical professionals
  • Contributes to pharmaceutical industry innovation

How can becoming a CPIP help you? Lots of ways! You get…

  • Certified to an international competency standard
  • Enhanced credibility
  • Industry-wide recognition
  • Greater career mobility
  • A competitive edge when job seeking
  • A professional development pathway

See what CPIPs have to say...

How can having CPIPs on staff help your organization? Lots of ways! Your organization gets…

  • Professionals with diverse knowledge and skills certified to an international competency standard
  • A recruiting standard
  • Pharmaceutical-focused professional development for employees
  • Enhanced efficiency and improved operational quality
  • Company competitive advantage

See what Industry has to say...

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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."