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A professional membership organization, the International Association of Innovation Professionals (IAOIP) is the world’s only innovation certification body, providing members with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities to deliver real change in their industry or field. The GISH (Global Innovation Science Handbook) is internationally awarded handbook that was developed and is maintained by members through a transparent and democratic process that assures everyone the opportunity to contribute. The GISH is not someone's opinion of what innovation should be - it is the scientifically-anchored worldview of your peers and professionals from the community of practice. The Certified Professional Innovator (CPI) - Base Level exam, the Certified Design for Innovation exam, and Certified Manager of Innovation exam are currently offered, with additional certifications under development within the working committee. We are finalizing the Tools and Techniques and Certified Manager of Innovation exam. Members are can sit for these on-line exams at their convenience.

IAOIP-certified innovation professionals are equipped with the appropriate tools to make a strategic difference by becoming an active participant in innovation teams at all levels of their organization through knowledge exchange, research, conferences, training, and publications.

With individual, corporate, public, and non-profit members around the world (we have over 3,000 members and chapters in over 100 countries), IAOIP is the leading international membership-based organization dedicated to the professional development of individuals working in the field of innovation.

Take a look at our vision and mission.

Note that all Policies and Procedures of the Association are available to members at: Policies and Procedures


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