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The goal of the Innovation Essentials Certification is to provide people with an easy way to demonstrate their knowledge and passion for innovation.

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What is in the Innovation Essentials Certification


This certification is an internationally recognized certification that shows a person has mastered the essential principles of innovation defined in the ISO 56002 standard, the ISPIM, and the IAOIP bodies of knowledge. The exam covers 8 ISO innovation management principles and some general knowledge.

Realization of Value

Future-Focused Leaders

Innovation Culture

Managing Uncertainty

Purposeful Direction

Exploitable Insights

Systemic View

Agile Management

About the Exam

The exam is an open-book exam with 90 minutes of closed questions and 30 minutes of open questions. A  passing score is 75 percent on the closed questions and satisfactory replies to all the open questions

What Makes this Certification Unique

It is the only innovation certification linked to the ISO, ISPIM, and the IAOIP standards

It is recognized by more experts than any other innovation certification

We are the only certification that provides a FREE self-study option.

Get Certified! Show Your Passion and Expertise in Innovation


The Innovation Essentials Certification exam has 120 closed questions and 3 open questions. A passing score of 75% on the closed exam and satisfactory answers to all the open questions is required.

Upon successful completion, participants will get the most widely recognized certification in Innovation Management.

Showing Your Expertise is as Easy as 1-2-3

Do a practice exam

Get familiar with the content, and learn where you might need to study


Take an innovation course, training or download our free study program

Take the Exam

Take your exam. Set aside time for your exam. It takes just 2 hours

What's Included?


    • Free Study Materials


    • Free Practice Exam


    • Certification Exam


*Training for the Innovation Essentials Certification is also available. Interested? Contact us.


Do a Free Practice Exam! Test Your Knowledge of Innovation

The mock exam is half the length of the full exam. It will take about 45 minutes to complete.

When you take the mock exam, you will get free access to our self-study program (87 articles and 58 videos).

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