The organization responsible for the examination and certification of patent information professionals is called the International Standards Board for Qualified Patent Information Professionals (ISBQPIP).
The ISBQPIP consists of a Supervisory Council and several committees.
The Supervisory Council is responsible for controlling and managing the activities and finances of the ISBQPIP.
The Accreditation Committee reviews training for accreditation by the ISBQPIP.
The Examination Committee prepares the examination papers and reviews the candidates' examination papers.
The Qualifications and Continued Professional Development Committee reviews applications for Prior Experience Recognition and for enrolment for the examination, and assesses proposed activities for which CPD points may be obtained.
The Regulatory and Disciplinary Committee assesses compliance of QPIPs with the CPD requirements and reviews any written complaints made against a QPIP.
The Professional Representatives Collegium appoints the members of the Supervisory Council and monitors the activities of the ISBQPIP.
The Articles are the legal instrument by which the International Standards Board for Qualified Patent Information Professionals (ISBQPIP) is established and the Rules are the implementing procedures that are used by the ISBQPIP to administer its duties.
For more detailed information, see the Articles and Rules under Documentation