ISPE Introduces Revised Certified Pharmaceutical Industry Professional™ (CPIP™) Credential

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Certification program now features streamlined processes and increased focus on core pharmaceutical industry-specific knowledge and skills

It is our hope and belief that the changes we are implementing will empower even greater numbers of our industry colleagues to embrace the benefits of CPIP certification and set themselves apart as competent, dedicated technical professionals.

ISPE announced today that is has reintroduced the Certified Pharmaceutical Industry Professional™ (CPIP™) credential with revised Eligibility and Recertification requirements and a simplified application processes. CPIP seekers will now experience streamlined eligibility and re-certification requirements, earlier access to the program for Young Professionals, and a greater focus on pharmaceutical industry-specific knowledge and skills.

ISPE’s Professional Certification Commission (PCC), an independent body within ISPE that is responsible for overseeing the CPIP credential, recommended these changes in order to ensure that the program is accessible and beneficial to pharmaceutical professionals around the world. “Our goal for the CPIP program has always been to positively impact the pharmaceutical industry, and this review has reaffirmed that the CPIP credential has the power to do just that,” said Ken Ewan, Chair of the PCC. “It is our hope and belief that the changes we are implementing will empower even greater numbers of our industry colleagues to embrace the benefits of CPIP certification and set themselves apart as competent, dedicated technical professionals.”

The PCC’s revised vision for the CPIP credential shifts focus to a career “life-cycle” management approach to technical competencies and the assessment and maintenance of those competencies as requirements for awarding the credential. Education and experience requirements remain important parts of the CPIP eligibility application process, but written exemplars, which focused on non-pharmaceutical-specific skills, have been eliminated from the process. Similarly, the re-certification process has been revised to a three-year process, with an increased emphasis placed on maintaining and demonstrating core pharmaceutical specific technical abilities.

More information on the CPIP certification program, including detailed eligibility, examination, and re-certification requirements, is available at http://www.ISPE-PCC.org.

About ISPE
ISPE, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, is a not-for-profit Society of 22,000 pharmaceutical professionals in 90 countries who use expert knowledge to create high-quality, cost-effective GMP solutions. ISPE is “Connecting a World of Pharmaceutical Knowledge” by providing Members with opportunities to develop their technical knowledge, exchange practical experience within their community, enhance their professional skills, and collaborate with global regulatory agencies and industry leaders. Founded in 1980, ISPE offers online learning opportunities for a global audience and has its worldwide headquarters in Tampa, Florida, USA; its European office in Brussels, Belgium; an Asia Pacific office in Singapore; and its newest office in Shanghai, China. Visit http://www.ISPE.org for additional Society news and information.

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