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.