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About the CPIP certification program

In 2007 ISPE developed The “Certified Pharmaceutical Industry Professional” (CPIP) credential which was created to enhance the capabilities of pharmaceutical professionals, organizations working in the industry, and the industry’s ability to provide life-saving drugs to society.

In September of 2013, the ISPE Board of Directors made the decision to transition the CPIP program to a recertification program, closing the program to new applicants after November 30, 2013, permitting those already engaged in preparation to complete the certification by June 30, 2014, and permitted those who held the CPIP credential to retain the credential if they met the recertification requirements in effect at the time.

ISPE’s certification program, CPIP, has completed the transition to a re-certification program as of 30 June, 2014. CPIP is no longer open to new candidates. Existing CPIPs must continue to meet Recertification requirements to maintain the credential.

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."