ISPE Announces Q4 2011 Certified Pharmaceutical Industry Professional™ (CPIP™) Recipients

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ISPE awarded five pharmaceutical professionals with CPIP™ credentials during the fourth quarter of 2011. This credential is given to experienced pharmaceutical technical professionals who meet the program’s eligibility requirements and pass a rigorous exam covering product development, facilities and equipment, information systems, and other pertinent areas of pharmaceutical industry knowledge.

ISPE announced today that five pharmaceutical professionals were awarded Certified Pharmaceutical Industry Professional™ (CPIP™) credentials during the fourth quarter of 2011. This credential is given to experienced pharmaceutical technical professionals who meet the program’s eligibility requirements and pass a rigorous exam covering product development, facilities and equipment, information systems, and other pertinent areas of pharmaceutical industry knowledge.

The five individuals who earned their CPIP certification are:

  • Jeffery Odum, CPIP – Operations Manager, Integrated Project Services (IPS), USA
  • Jennifer Lauria Clark, CPIP – Southeast Manager of Technical Services, Commissioning Agents, Inc., USA
  • Amy Lineberry, CPIP – Project Manager, SpecLine Consulting, Inc., USA
  • Steven Miller, CPIP – Director of Process Engineering, MedImmune, Inc., USA
  • Jean-Claude Cusin, CPIP – Quality Engineer, Merck Serono SA, Switzerland

The CPIP credential is administered by the ISPE Professional Certification Commission (PCC), an independent board within ISPE. In order to be eligible for CPIP certification, a candidate must have a bachelor’s or higher (or globally equivalent university degree) from an educational institution accredited by a generally-recognized accrediting body (e.g., ABET, SACS, UK Science and Engineering Research Council) and three years of documented drug product development/manufacturing pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry-related experience or five years of documented product development/manufacturing experience in an industry other than the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries.

The PCC recently revised the eligibility and recertification requirements for the CPIP credential to shift focus to a career “lifecycle” management approach to technical competencies and the assessment and maintenance of those competencies as requirements for awarding the credential. CPIP seekers will now experience streamlined eligibility and recertification requirements, earlier access to the program for Young Professionals, and a greater focus on pharmaceutical industry-specific knowledge and skills

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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