Become A Certified Innovation Professional (CIP)

8-week Online Masterclass with experts to learn and master innovation

Next cohort

October 10th, 2023


About this certification

Certified Innovation Professional Masterclass is designed for individuals looking to learn about business innovation, the process to drive it forward, and tools to generate breakthrough results

The training has two levels:

  1. Level 1 Associate: Gain knowledge about what is innovation, tools and techniques to use, and a proven process to drive ideas forward

  2. Level 2 Master: Master the innovation process and tools by applying them to a real-world challenge with mentor guidance


Deeper understanding of innovation

Better grasp of diverging and converging tools

Confidence to repeat the innovation process

Ability to work in ambiguity and uncertainty

Access to a global network of innovation leaders

Who should apply?

Individuals looking to master business innovation, the process to drive innovation results, and the tools required to generate breakthrough ideas 

C-Level Executives


Innovation Managers

Course Program

Level 1. Associate

Gain knowledge and understand the innovation methodology

Weeks 1 – 4 Masterclasses 

Learning outcomes:

  • Learn what is business innovation
  • Understand basic tools and techniques to innovate
  • Get the right mindset to achieve success

Learning outcomes:

  • Learn a proven innovation process to get breakthroughs
  • Define an organization´s innovation challenge
  • Set the right innovation intent for direction

Learning outcomes:

  • Generate new idea fragments from multiple sources
  • Determine the trends that could impact you business 
  • Look at internal and external networks for new ideas

Learning outcomes:

  • Identify new areas for the organization to play in
  • Prioritizing high growth opportunity Fields of Play (FOPs)
  • Develop FOPs into actionable and compelling opportunities

Learning outcomes:

  • Generating new business concepts
  • Make opportunities actionable through sequencing
  • Conducting initial due diligence for new opportunities

Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the innovation methodology

Level 2. Professional

Master innovation process and tools through a real-world challenge

Weeks 5 – 8 Work in Teams

Project Development:

  • Build a high-performing team
  • Define your innovation challenge
  • Get a senior sponsor

Project Development:

  • Implement concepts of the innovation process to your project
  • Access mentoring from innovation experts to accelerate results
  • Show and Tell advancements for every week

Final Submission:

  • Document the innovation 5 stage process for your project
  • Build a Business Case and pitch for a prioritized idea
  • Present the Business Case and seek GIMI project approval

Take your CIP experience to the next level with the International Association of Innovation Professionals

By taking CIP you can apply to CIP Advanced for a special package deal. CIP Advanced is a 6-week program designed to determine if you have the knowledge to understand the science of innovation, to function as a knowledgeable professional in the practice of innovation, and to support the innovation efforts of senior professionals by mentoring/consulting on how to take ideas to commercialization.

Main Instructor: Brett Trusko

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Why Get Certified With GIM Institute?

GIMI is a global nonprofit professional organization driving standards for innovation management that leverage a range of core frameworks and competencies. We teach the next generation of innovators how to successfully discover innovation breakthroughs, accelerate results and build a new set of professional skills. Our mission is to help individuals, companies and regions develop world-class innovation and innovation management capabilities.


You will be able to:

  • Advance your career and stand out
  • Increase your value to your organization
  • Access GIMI’s global innovation ecosystem and best practices
  • Network and share experiences with other innovation professionals

More than 10,000 professionals have been certified in GIMI’s programs, representing companies from Fortune 500


Members IAOIP


$2,000 USD

50% discount

* Interested in becoming a member? Pay $1,800 USD for CIP and enjoy professional membership for one year

+18,000 individuals have been certified with us

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