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    Candidates interested in becoming NPDP certified must complete all steps of PDMA’s certification application process. 

    If you are located within the United States and countries outside of mainland China, please click on the "Domestic and International" button to proceed. All candidates within the United States and countries outside of mainland China must submit their application to PDMA and take their exam through Prometric.

     If you are located in mainland China, please click on the “Mainland China” button to proceed. All candidates within mainland China must submit their application and take their exam through PDMA's partner, the Training Center of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, P.R.C. (TCSAFEA).

    To begin the NPDP application process, please select your location:

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    Important Updates Regarding the NPDP Certification Program, Preparation Materials and Exam

    PDMA has just completed a major update to the NPDP preparation material and exam to keep the NPDP certification program up-to-date with evolving industry trends, knowledge and best practices in new product development and product management while also addressing feedback from Registered Education Providers, members, NPDP candidates and our volunteers.

    As part of this update, we’ve expanded the content covered on the NPDP exam from 6 to 7 sections:

    • Strategy
    • Portfolio Management
    • NPD Processes
    • Culture, Teams, and Organization
    • Tools and Metrics
    • Market Research
    • Life Cycle Management – New!

    PDMA has also revised the format of the exam, moving from a static 200-question exam to an expanded question bank format. This will ensure that each candidate receives an NPD exam that is “unique” and pulls randomized questions from the expanded question bank. 

    The new exam, based on the revised content, will be rolled out globally to all NPDP candidates beginning May 1, 2017.
    Learn more about the updated NPDP exam and added section.

    PDMA is also in the process of publishing a newly revised NPDP Body of Knowledge (BoK), which combines all preparation materials needed for the revised exam into a single publication. We anticipate the NPDP BoK will be available for purchase through Amazon in early-to-mid March 2017. Learn more about the NPDP BoK. 

    Please note: If you are currently studying for the NPDP exam and referencing the study materials currently on our website, you are strongly encouraged to take the exam by April 30, 2017. If you take the exam after April 30, you will be tested on the updated NPDP material. 

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