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?
  • Did you know you can take the exam from the comfort and safety of your own home?


Important Dates 

Examination Window Window Dates Application Deadline
Spring 2022 February 1 – March 30, 2022 December 1, 2021
Fall 2022 August 1 – September 30, 2022 June 1, 2022

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.



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


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 CPPS Candidate Handbook. For any questions not covered by the CIH Candidate Handbook, please email us at applications@GoBGC.org or call Application Support at 517-853-5761.