IPP Certification Instructors

How It Works

PRINTING United Alliance has developed the Improvement Professional in Print (IPP) certification program to validate the expertise of printing industry professionals who help companies achieve operational excellence by using the concepts of Lean Manufacturing and other management and quality systems. To be eligible for the Improvement Professional in Print certification program, you must have at least two years of experience working for a printing services company and must be able to cite at least one specific example of how you have implemented improvement in your organization.

About the Certification Exam

The exam is delivered online and consists of 100 multiple choice questions on a spectrum of quality related topics around lean manufacturing, process improvement, and quality management. To help you determine if you're ready to take the examination, you should first register to take the 25-question pre-test. This pre-test contains a sampling of questions that are similar in format and content to the actual exam questions. If you pass the pre-test with a score of over 20 correct answers, and you have studied the concepts of Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma or other quality improvement systems, you may be ready to sit for the certification exam without additional study.

The best way to prepare for the exam is to study the Improvement Professional in Print Body of Knowledge (IPP BOK). The IPP BOK includes seven self-paced online classes delivered by industry experts John Compton, Dr. Malcolm Keif and Dr. Kevin Cooper. It also includes three books, Lean Printing: Pathway to Success, Lean Printing: Cultural Imperatives for Success, and Setup Reduction for Printers.

Get Your Certification

Ready to get your Improvement Professional in Print Certification? Explore the various certification bundles and get started right away!

Not Ready Yet?

The free 25-question pre-test helps you assess your knowledge of Continuous Improvement (CI) tools, terminology and principles. The pre-test will help you determine how prepared you are to take the final exam to become a certified Improvement Professional in Print.

Register today to take a FREE online test to determine if you're ready to become a certified Improvement Professional in Print!