Certifications and training programs

With a Spark Engine certification and training program you develop expertise at key, foundational product innovation methods and tools by learning from experts in the field and by applying the practices to real-life projects. A Spark Engine certification empowers you with the mindset and skill-set to be a master in product innovation. Stand out from the crowd, spark your state of mind, and empower your organization to drive product innovation.

Certifications

Certified Product Innovation Professional

The Spark Engine Certified Product Innovation Professional (CPIP) credential attests the skills and experience of those in a product role with a deep dive on what is needed to spark and sustain product innovation within an organization. Those who earn a Certified Product Innovation Professional credential indicate a thorough understanding of strategic and tactical concepts in product management/product ownership with a focus on key principles of product innovation, human centered design, and agility. The certification is rigorous to ensure that those who pass the qualification fully understand product innovation and are able to apply the concepts immediately to be more effective in their jobs.

This is a 3-day intensive class experience, followed by 6 weeks of hands-on application of the principles to real-life projects. You earn a CPIP certification upon completion of the full program.

Certified Product Innovation Associate

The Spark Engine Certified Product Innovation Associate (CPIA) credential attests the completion of the Spark Engine training program by those that demonstrate the skills and experience needed to spark and sustain product innovation within an organization. Those who earn a Certified Product Innovation Associate credential indicate the successful completion of the Spark Engine CPIA training program in product management/product ownership with a focus on key principles of product innovation, human centered design, and agility. 

This is a 3-day intensive class experience with hands-on exercises and simulations to apply the key concepts learned in class. You earn a CPIA certification upon completion of the training program.

Design Thinking for Innovation

The Spark Engine Certified Design Thinking for Innovation (CDTI) credential attests product managers, designers, and innovation professionals an opportunity to learn Design Thinking and demonstrate an advanced understanding of key practices and mindsets related to product innovation.

This is a 2-day or 3-day immersive class experience, followed by 6 weeks of hands-on application of the principles to real-life projects. You earn a CDTI certification upon completion of the full program.

whAT’s IN THERE FOR YOU

Become a kick*ss product manager

Best practices

Learn best practices to drive product innovation and development for your product, with your team, and within your organization.

Hands-on practice

Immediately apply practices and mindset through real-life examples, case studies, and hands-on exercises on real projects.

Certification

Stand out from the crowd of innovation so-so experts with a Spark Engine certification.

Our certification program at-a-glance

Well-balanced program that focuses on both practices and mindsets

Agile, Design Thinking, Lean, team empowerment to drive innovation

Skills and expertise to apply to your job, not just empty theories

Drive results and bring change in your organization

Who should apply?

The Spark Engine certifications and training programs expand expertise and mindset for those in roles responsible for driving innovation and product development within their organization: product managers, product owners, product leaders, and entrepreneurs.

Read about the Certified Product Innovation Professional certification.

Certified Product Innovation Trainer CPIT

The Certified Product Innovation Trainer (CPIT) certification is the highest level of certification provided by Spark Engine. The CPIT certification recognizes individuals who demonstrate superior knowledge, competency, and in-depth field experience in driving product innovation and development in enterprise environments. The CPITs are the only trainers certified to deliver Spark Engine programs.

Interested in a class for your team?

Our trainers organize private classes around the world for organizations of all sizes. If you are interested in learning more about our classes and would like to organize one for your team, please contact us. We may be able to adapt some of the contents or exercises to your specific needs.

The optimum size is between 8 and 24 people to foster collaboration and group exercises. If you have a different need let us know and we will find a way to accommodate your needs.

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