Step 1: Read the Candidate Handbook

Review BGC's CPPS Candidate Handbook to understand all of the policies and procedures related to eligibility, applying for the exam, and sitting for the exam.

Step 2: Determine Your Eligibility

To be eligible for the CPPS exam, candidates must meet several eligibility requirements, including academic, ethics, and work experience.

Step 3: Apply for the Exam

The CPPS exam is offered twice a year, in a February-March window and an August-September window. Select a date that allows you time to prepare and fits with your schedule.

  • Spring Application Deadline: December 1
  • Fall Application Deadline: June 1

Step 4: Prepare for the Exam

The Product Stewardship Society offers a variety of resources to help you build your subject matter expertise so you'll be ready to take the exam.

Step 5: Take the Exam

The three-hour examination contains 150 multiple-choice questions. Upon passing the exam, you will be awarded the CPPS credential, which will be valid for five years.