CPP recognised as gold standard in packaging proficiency

Thursday, 26 March, 2015

The Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) designation is set to become the must-have achievement for packaging professionals, thanks to a new partnership announced by the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) and the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP).

The two organisations have agreed to mutually recognise CPP as the gold standard of packaging proficiency under a program that will see AIP members join qualifying IoPP members as being eligible for certification.

Since its launch in 1972, approximately 2000 packaging professionals have earned the CPP designation. CPPs reportedly hold more senior positions in their companies than their non-certified counterparts, and research also suggests that CPPs often out-earn their non-certified peers.

“Having the AIP as our first international CPP partner is a critical step to internationalising the CPP program and ensuring that we have a singular, unified approach for recognising packaging professionals around the globe,” said Patrick Farrey, executive director of the IoPP.

“We expect that regional packaging organisations in other countries will follow AIP’s lead. This is an important step because CPP helps assure that packaging teams around the world that need to work with each other can do so with the same approach, because they have all attained a high level of proficiency in packaging the same way.”

“Being able to offer the CPP credential in Australasia allows packaging professionals in our industry the opportunity to join recognised packaging experts from around the world with the industry’s leading professional designation,” added Ralph Moyle, FAIP, national president of the AIP.

Under the AIP-IoPP partnership, members in good standing of either AIP or IoPP (at the Premium or Elite member levels) are eligible for the certification program. The program requires that the candidate pass a 150-question online multiple-choice exam. They must also complete other qualifications, such as providing a Resumé of Activities which enables them to demonstrate their industry expertise in multiple dimensions, subject to a review panel put together by IoPP and AIP.

For complete details and requirements of the CPP program, email educate@aipack.com.au.

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