NPDP CERTIFICATION

    NPDP Certification Requirements

    To qualify for this distinction, candidates must meet 3 criteria in education, experience, and knowledge: 

    Education

    Hold a bachelor’s or higher university
    degree (or an equivalent degree) from
    an accredited institution

    Education

    Hold a high school diploma or
    equivalent

    Experience

    Accrued at least two years of
    professional-level experience working
    in new product development (the
    candidate must have accumulated the
    required experience within the prior four years)
    OR

    Experience

    Accrued at least five years of
    professional-level experience working
    in new product development (the
    candidate must have accumulated the
    required experience within the prior eight years)

    Knowledge

    Achieve a passing score on the
    NPDP Certification Exam

    Knowledge

    Achieve a passing score on the
    NPDP Certification Exam


    Provisional Status 

    Can you take the NPDP Certification Exam without having the requisite experience? Yes!

    If you pass the Certification Exam, but don't yet have the required level of experience, you will be granted "NPDP Provisional Status". With this status, you then have up to five years to accrue the experience required to become fully NPDP certified, as described above.

    If you have any questions regarding the certification process please email certification@pdma.org.


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