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Benefits of NPD Professional Certification
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New Product Development Professional (NPDP) Certification assists you in making important connections in your product career. Use the credibility and credentials of certification to connect with business opportunities, promotions, and new job responsibilities.

NPD Professional Certification is differentiated from other for-profit training and certifying programs, by recognizing three critical aspects of your professional talents; eduction, experience, expertise. The NPDP credentials are administered by a not-for-profit governing board of global product development and innovation management experts and thought leaders, including high-level academicians and high-performance business professionals. It is the only certification of it’s type that recognizes the trifecta combination of educational achievement, job experience, and a proficiency exam for certifiable proof of status.

Certification assists product managers, product team members, product leaders, and innovation executives, in important connections in a professional product career. Use the credibility of certification to connect with business opportunities by demonstrating your mastery, leadership, and success.

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Top Reasons to Get NPDP Certified

1. Success

Use the credibility of New Product Development 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

For Individuals

  • Confirms mastery of NPD principles and best practices
  • Enables better job performance
  • Enhances career/promotion opportunities
  • Recognizes growth, professional development and competence in NPD
  • Increases recognition by peers, employers, and recruiters
  • Sets you apart as an expert and leader in your field
  • Is unique: ours is the only certification program for the NPD Professional

For Management

  • Identifies those who have sufficient product development knowledge and experience to move into a leadership position.
  • Differentiates between hiring candidates. Beyond considering an individual's experience, you can assess their product development knowledge as well as their interest in professional growth and development.

For Organizations

  • Supports an organizations drive for process consistency and discipline in new product development. It offers the right "big picture," baseline and areas of focus.
  • Top-performing companies understand that properly training employees leads to direct, measurable bottom-line benefits. Several leading companies are already sponsoring NPDP Certification across their corporations.

Companies Ranked with the Most NPDP Certifications

  • First Data Corp
  • Kalypso
  • FedEx
  • AT&T
  • PwC
  • CareFusion
  • Cardinal Health
  • Cricket Wireless
  • Tata Group
  • Level 3 Communications
  • Stage Gate
  • Georgia-Pacific
  • Sprint
  • DexOne Corp
  • Bank of America
  • Taiwan
  • Netherlands
  • United Kingdom
  • India
  • Ireland
  • China
  • Australia
  • South Korea
  • New Zealand

Why Hire NPDPs?

Hire an NPDP certified professional

  • NPD Professional Certified Product Managers stand out from the crowd. They have certified experience and knowledge in seven critical areas required for product success. 
  • Products, especially NEW products, are the LIFE-BLOOD of an organization. You need staff that know the why, what, and how of product development. 
  • Download "Why Hire an NPDP?" (Flyer)
  • Download "I'm an NPDP!" (Flyer)

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