How to become QPIP?

To become a Qualified Patent Information Professional (QPIP), there are two options:

Prior Experience Recognition (PER): This is a one-time opportunity for experienced patent information professionals to obtain QPIP certification, based on provided evidence. This opportunity has already taken place for patent information professionals residing in Europe and the USA (December 2018-March 2019). In due course this opportunity will also be provided to patent information professionals in other countries. Please monitor this website and/or follow announcements on (among other platforms) the PIUG Public Discussion Forum.

Examination: The ISBQPIP will organise examinations on various locations. The examination will consist of two papers: a search paper to test searching skills, and an analysis paper to test selection and analysis skills, including legal knowledge relevant for patent information professionals and patent landscaping skills. Each paper will take one full day. The first exams are provisionally planned for February 2021. Please monitor this website and/or follow announcements on (among other platforms) the PIUG Public Discussion Forum.