To sit for the CPP certification examination, the candidate must have received a Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited university. On the application, candidates must list education completed in order, starting with the Bachelor’s degree. Additional degrees may be added as appropriate.
Applications will be randomly selected for auditing. If audited, the candidate is responsible for submitting proof of education. Proof of education may be an original or copy of an official transcript or diploma from the academic institution where the Bachelor’s degree (or higher) was achieved. The candidate should provide any relevant work experience. For example, the number of years practicing (if applicable), the number of patents drafted/prosecuted, any formalized education related to patent drafting/prosecution. The candidate must provide three professional references who can attest to the candidate’s education and experience. If audited, the candidate authorizes the references listed in the professional reference section to provide NCPP, Inc., with information substantiating the candidate’s current and/or previous education, employment, and experience.