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

The Certified Pharmaceutical Industry Professional (CPIP) credential is a professional certification program for the pharmaceutical industry covering product development through manufacturing. The CPIP credential was awarded to eligible candidates who met the education and Industry experience eligibility requirements and successfully passed a 150 question multiple-choice examination. The credential was awarded to qualifying candidates during the period July 2007 through June 2014.

The examination was based on the following body of knowledge, known as the “The 7 Technical Knowledge Elements of the CPIP Credential.”

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."