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Why the CPIP certification program?

The CPIP credential is for industry professionals around the world working in and supporting product development through manufacturing.

ISPE’s certification program, CPIP, will evolve to a re-certification program as of 30 November, 2013.

  • Professionals who are currently holding the CPIP credential will be able to maintain that credential and be recognized for demonstrating the level of competence required to achieve it as long as they continue to meet recertification guidelines
  • Professionals currently in the process of seeking the credential will have until 31 May 2014 to complete all requirements.

How do I get it?

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.

  1. Apply for and obtain eligibility
  2. Prepare for the exam
  3. Apply for, take, and pass the exam

How do I maintain it?

Recertification requirements must be met every three years to maintain a valid credential. Find out more.

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."