Since 1972, IoPP has awarded qualified applicants the designation Certified Packaging Professional (CPP). To date, over 1,500 packaging professionals have attained CPP status. The most recent IoPP salary survey revealed that CPPs earn between 7% and 10% more than their non-certified co-workers!
Only current IoPP members may apply for accreditation and recognition as a Certified Packaging Professional (CPP). To learn more from the National IoPP CPP program, please click here.
A candidate is qualified to begin the process if he/she has six years experience in packaging or a closely related technical discipline.
The six year requirement can be made up in the following ways:
Six years actual work experience
Four year college degree from a packaging school plus two years work experience
Four year college degree from a packaging school, plus one year for Masters Degree, plus one year actual work experience
Completion of all four semesters of the Fundamentals of Packaging Technology series constitutes one year of experience
Others who pass the requirements as set forth, but who have not yet obtained the six years of experience, can earn the Certified Professionals in Training (CPIT) designation and over time work toward their CPP designation.
For more information please contact us, or link to the IoPP National Certification page.
Qualifying is a private matter, yet among the benefits of having qualification is the public recognition that comes with the achievement.
Those who qualify are known as Certified Packaging Professionals. Candidates achieve the Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) designation by demonstrating significant industry expertise and experience measured through a flexible applicant testing process.
The Institute recognizes successful candidates in its newsletter and on the IoPP website. The industry recognizes the CPP designation as a commitment to excellence in the packaging profession.
Those earning the CPP designation are permitted and encouraged to use the suffix CPP with their name on business cards and letterhead, wear the IoPP/CPP lapel pin, and to display the CPP Certificate which is suitable for framing.
At the candidate's request, IoPP will directly inform company management of the candidate's successful effort.
Current Certified Wisconsin Chapter Members
Edward Boldt, CPIT
Susan Brown, CPP - Lifetime
Bret Carlson, CPP, Fellow
Christopher DeJardin, CPP - Lifetime
Drew Garczynski, CPP
Myron Geiser, CPP - Lifetime
Bradley Gruneberg, CPP - Lifetime
Kyle Kozlowski - CPP
Sean Lemerand, CPP - Lifetime
Eric Moe, CPP
Jeffrey Moen, CPP
Ken Neuburg, CPP
David Nicholson, CPP
Nicholas Onesti, CPP
Dale Opgenorth, CPP
Wayne Piepenburg, CPP
Michael Scheel, CPP
Justin Scheunemann, CPP
Edward Solheim, CPP
Joe Stichart, CPP
Brittany Sullivan - CPIT
David Waldschmidt, CPP
Pi Alpha Kappa Award Recipients
Eric Moe - 2015, 2020
Sean Lemerand - 2013
Wayne Piepenburg - 2013
Brenda Halama - 2013
Mike Scanlan - 2013
Susan Brown - 2012
Robert A. Spreeman Jr. - 2008
Kerianne Otremba - 2006
Christopher J. DeJardin - 2003
Jeff Pahl - 2003
Pam Schroeder - 2002
Jeff Scheffler - 2000
Louis Adelman - 2000