Certified Product Innovation Trainer - CPIT

Spark Engine 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. CPITs are recognized as leading change agents in an organization’s product innovation transformation and implementation.

What’s more, CPITs have a proven track record as expert product managers/owners, innovation leaders, and design leaders. They have extensive experience in applying practices and adopting a product innovation mindset to conceive, develop, and lead product development efforts. They have built products, they have led product teams, they have launched product startups. The CPITs bring these real-life experiences into the training program, enriching the learning experience and deepening the understanding for all participants.

All the Spark Engine classes and training programs are taught by Certified Product Innovation Trainers (CPITs) who have completed a rigorous selection. The objective measures taken ensure that the trainers selected are excellent ambassadors for Spark Engine.

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If you are passionate about product innovation and development, and about delivering awesome training experiences, look no further and consider applying to become a CPIT. 

The CPIT certification is a rigorous certification. Spark Engine strives to make the CPIT application process fair and thorough. The objective measures taken ensure that the trainers selected are excellent ambassadors for Spark Engine and excellent coaches for the companies they deliver training programs.

Most of the selection process is based on two key elements:

  • Demonstrated experience in leading the design, development, and launch of new innovative products
  • Co-teaching with other CPITs to learn from each other, share best practices, and refine the training materials

If you would like to apply to become a CPIT, please review the requirements and complete the application with all the requested supporting materials. Once we receive the application and review the materials submitted, we will be in touch for the next steps in the process.

To submit your application, please contact us.

At Spark Engine we strive to create a cadre of trainers that come from real-life experiences as product innovators. Our trainers have conceived, built, and delivered innovative products and have reached top-of-the-notch positions in Fortune 500 companies around the globe. We believe that this direct, hands-on experience makes the trainers more confident and enriches the students’ learning experience.

We also value trainers who have experience in training product management, Agile, and Design Thinking practices as these are at the core of the Spark Engine curriculum.

While everyone’s experience is different, here are some guidelines for what we look for in CPIT applicants:

  • 10-15 years of tech/digital industry experience
  • 5-10 years of product manager/owner, product leader, design leader experience, leading the development of new innovative products
  • 5 years of Agile/Scrum experience
  • 5 years of Design Thinking/human-centered design experience
  • Training from the Back of the Room certification
  • Relevant certifications (e.g., CST, SAFe SPCT, CSM, CSPO, SAFe POPM, PMI/ACP, LKU, PSM, PMP, Stanford d-school)
  • Master degree in business, engineering, computer science

Who should apply?

The CPIT certification is the only certification that allows training Spark Engine classes. The certification is indicated for experienced product leaders and trainers that seek to expand their professional training expertise with Spark Engine programs.