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New Product Development Professional Certification Special Offer!
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Expand your knowledge with NPD Professional Certification

Apply today to join thousands of high-performing professionals who have completed the international NPD Professional Certification program!

Don't just take our word for it.


Michael O’Connor, PhD, MS, MBA

Michael O’Connor, PhD, MS, MBA
Director Strategy and Project Management | Corporate Science & Technology (CS&T) Medtronic

“The Product Development and Management Association’s (PDMA) New Product Development (NPD) Professional Certification helped me improve my overall product development approach to medical devices and improved my career path to improving patients’ lives. The NPD Professional Certification developed areas that I was not as knowledgeable in. By following the Body of Knowledge (BoK) while preparing for the certification and after the certification, I have been able to take away knowledge from this certification and continue to apply this knowledge in my career.”


Ernie Harris

Ernie Harris
Founder, Interesting Blazer

“In 2007 I was introduced to PDMA and the New Product Development Professional Certification. I had been a product manager for more than 10 years and felt that I had a pretty good handle on things. Coming from a technical background, I had earned a number of certifications in the infrastructure space from Microsoft, Cisco and Novell so I was familiar with some of the benefits of certification. When I started studying for the NPD Professional Certification, the one thing that stood out was the practical skills I learned. Unlike many technical certifications I had earned, my skills as an product developer and innovation leader were greatly enhanced through learning about the areas of the discipline that I had not previously focused on. Earning my NPDP Certification made me a well-rounded innovation professional and pole vaulted my career to the next level.”


Karen Dworaczyk

Karen Dworaczyk

“The Product Development and Management Association’s (PDMA) NPD Professional Certification has been foundational for my personal career advancement from engineering and manufacturing, to sales and marketing, to executive level product strategy and marketing management. The PDMA Body of Knowledge (BoK) ties together seven critical areas that cover the full end-to-end architecture of product management from strategy, concept development, through to commercialization and life cycle management. The NPD Professional Certification program is directly applicable to every consulting engagement I undertake, and clients realize tremendous results when they understand and practice the interconnected tools and principles developed by the experts at PDMA.”


Mark Adkins

Mark Adkins
CEO, Lean Med Innovation

“The Product Development and Management Association’s (PDMA) New Product Development Professional (NPDP) Certification provided me a big picture understanding of product and service innovation. Prior to my introduction to NPDP, my views were greatly influenced by my industry and personal work experience, which was somewhat one dimensional. NPDP broadened my view while recognizing the work experience I had accomplished over my career. I also found the Body of Knowledge Guidebook to be a good foundational textbook for my graduate class on bioengineering product innovation. NPDP has opened my career to new opportunities and sharpened my ability to innovate successfully.”

Top 3 Reasons to Get NPD Professional Certification


Success: Use the credibility of New Product Development (NPD) Professional Certification to stand out from the crowd and connect with business opportunities and new jobs.
When you earn your NPD Professional Certification, companies looking to hire top talent will see your commitment to the profession, know you have top-notch product development and management ability and a track record of professionalism and success.


Mastery: NPD Professional Certification is proof and formally recognizes your mastery of NPD principles and drive for productivity, efficiency, and financial results.
This edge allows you to document your knowledge and experience in new products and product management, confirms your knowledge of critical end-to-end product processes and make you an expert.


Leadership: Identifies you as someone who has the skills, knowledge, and experience to manage product lines and product teams, and move into leadership positions.
You earn a prestigious designation that carries with it a sense of confidence, personal accomplishment, and demonstrates your professional competency.

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BONUS! All new applicants will receive a complimentary PDMA Body of Knowledge (BoK) — A Guidebook to Training and Certification.*

Members apply for FREE and save $200 off application fee.  Not a member?
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