Certified Innovation Professional (CInP)®

The GInI Certified Innovation Professional (CInP)® is GInI’s recognition of working professionals who have demonstrated an advanced understanding of key topics relating to business innovation and innovation management.

Certified Innovation Professional (CInP)®CInP certification affirms the individual’s proficiency at key, foundational innovation methods and tools, including such methods and tools as:  research & insights mining, brainstorming & the GInI Breakthrough Innovation Method, Design Thinking, innovation project structuring, the GInI Breakthrough NPD Method for product & service innovations, the GInI Innovation Management System, engagement & intrapreneuring, core innovation teams, open innovation, and innovation storytelling.

Regardless of one’s career stage, certification as a GInI Certified Innovation Professional is a valuable professional asset that distinguishes you as having the knowledge and ability to drive focused and purposeful innovation pursuits inside a business enterprise.

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Benefits of Becoming a CInP

Become an Innovative Thinker
You will come to understand what innovation is and the role it plays in driving business forward. You will learn how to think differently about the value and experiences your organization delivers to your markets. You will learn specific methods and techniques for pursuing innovation and ensuring innovation projects make it safely from concept to market.

Become the Driving Force for New Levels of Market Connection
By learning how to drive powerful, market-led solutions to emerging challenges, you will become recognized as a driving force for constantly reconnecting your business and its markets at increasingly higher levels. This will enable you to deliver meaningful impact to the business and transform it into a truly innovative organization.

Learn to See the World with New Eyes
You will come to understand how innovation requires stepping back and looking at challenges through a new set of lenses. You will learn how to decompose challenges into new hypotheses that can be tested and verified. You will also learn how to reexamine and challenge existing orthodoxies in the hunt for new and better ways to solve challenge.

Become a Catalyst for “What’s Next”
You will develop a deep appetite for finding new and better ways of delivering customer value and experiences. You will learn how you to conceive market-winning, next generation solutions and how to advocate for these within the organization. You will come to understand how to be deeply attuned to your markets and how to deliver new demand-creating value in those markets.

Obtaining a CInP Certification

STEP 1- Meet the exam eligibility requirements:

To be eligible to register for the CInP exam, an individual must show proof of ownership of the GInI Applied Innovation Master Book.

STEP 2 - Apply for and pass the CInP exam

The exam has 90 multiple-choice questions which you have 90 minutes to complete. The passing score is 60%.

Maintaining CInP Certification

To maintain your CInP certification, you must earn 45 Innovation Development Units (IDUs) every 2 years, or retake the CInP exam. 

Detailed information can be found under Maintain Your Certificate.


Obtaining CInP Certification 550 USD Exam Enrollment Fee
GInI Applied Innovation Master Book® 300 USD Plus Shipping Fees