CPPS – Certified Professional Product Steward



• Have you always been involved or interested in Product Stewardship?
• Are you considering a brand-new certification? BGC’s newest certification?

The deadline to apply for the Spring 2021 CPPS exam is January 15, 2021.

The next CPPS Exam Window is March 1 – March 30, 2021.


BGC hosted a one-hour call-in webinar on Thursday, July 16th from 4-5 pm Eastern to answer as many of your questions as we can. Our guest speakers addressed candidate questions about:

• eligibility requirements,
• the application process,
• the career leading to the Certified Professional Product Steward credential
• the Product Stewardship Society, and
• resources for exam preparation

Please visit this link to view the presentation: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/448060192713014787


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