CPPS – Certified Professional Product Steward

The practice of Product Stewardship encompasses the health, safety, regulatory compliance, legal, sustainability, and environmental aspects of chemical raw materials, intermediates, or industrial, commercial, and consumer products throughout their life cycle and across the value chain.


The Certified Professional Product Steward™ (CPPS™), the first credential of its kind, will provide product stewards with an opportunity to distinguish their expertise and build professional credibility within their organizations.


To be eligible for the CPPS exam, candidates must have a four-year Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and demonstrate at least four years of experience during which at least 50% of their responsibilities were directly related to product stewardship.

Upon passing the exam, candidates will be awarded the CPPS credential, which will be valid for five years.

Details on the application process are available in the Candidate Handbook.



Value of Certification for Professionals

  • Validate your expertise in product stewardship
  • Enhance your professional credibility
  • Elevate your status in the profession
  • Gain a competitive edge in the job market

Value of Certification for Organizations

  • Build a team of highly qualified professionals
  • Ensure your team is up to date on best practices
  • Recruit top talent to your team
  • Strengthen your organization’s reputation and brand