The QPIP credential is obtained by either successfully passing the standards board's certification exam or having at least 10 years documented experience of searching patent information at the time of applying for Prior Experience Recognition.
QPIPs must abide by the standards board's Code of Conduct and participate in Continued Professional Development (CPD) activities on an annual basis.
A Qualified Patent Information Professional (QPIP) has the proven competence needed to translate your IP related problem into actionable direction by providing you with the right information.
The main purpose of the International Standards Board for Qualified Patent Information Professionals (ISBQPIP) is to certify experienced patent information professionals, via Prior Experience Recognition or via examination.
“We strongly believe that certification of QPIPs will add value to the patent information profession. That is why so many volunteers put time and effort in the ISBQPIP activities."