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CPP Qualifications

Only current IoPP members may apply for accreditation and recognition as a Certified Packaging Professional.  Join or renew at the "Premium Level" using the links above.

Currently, a candidate is qualified to begin the process if he/she has six years experience in packaging or a closely related technical discipline.

The six-year requirement can be satisfied in the following ways:

  • Six years actual work experience, or;
  • Bachelor of Science degree in packaging related area, plus two years of work experience, or;
  • Bachelor of Science degree in packaging related area, plus one year for Masters Degree, plus one year of actual work experience.

Completion of all four semesters of the Fundamentals of Packaging Technology series constitutes one year of experience.

Others who pass the requirements as set forth, but who have not yet obtained the six years of experience, can earn the Certified Professionals in Training (CPIT) designation.

Click here for additional information about CPIT program and Recertification.