Become a CPIT trainer

CPIT is the highest level of certification provided by
Spark Engine

Certified Product Innovation Trainer

Certified Product Innovation Trainer

The Certified Product Innovation Trainer (CPIT) is Spark Engine’s highest level of certification. 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 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 and owners, innovation leaders, and design leaders. They have extensive experience applying practices and adopting a product innovation mindset to conceive, develop, and lead product development efforts.

They have built products, led product teams, and launched product startups. The CPITS bring these real- life experiences into the training program, enriching the learning experience and deepening the understanding of all participants.

Certified Product Innovation Trainers who have completed a rigorous selection process teach all the Spark Engine classes and training programs. Our objective selection measures ensure trainers are excellent ambassadors for Spark Engine.

Be recognized as an industry leader

If you are passionate about product innovation and development, and delivering awesome training experiences, apply to become a CPIT.

The CPIT program is a rigorous certification. Spark Engine strives to make the CPIT application process fair and thorough. We take objective measures to ensure the selected trainers are excellent ambassadors for Spark Engine and incredible coaches for the companies where 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 your submission, we will be in touch for the next steps.

To submit your application, please complete this form.

At Spark Engine, we strive to create a cadre of trainers from real-life experiences as product innovators.

Our trainers have conceived, built, and delivered innovative products and achieved top positions in Fortune 500 companies worldwide. We believe that this direct, hands-on experience makes our certified trainers more confident and enriches the students’ learning experience.

We also value trainers with 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 to 15 years of tech and digital industry experience
  • 5 to 10 years of experience as a product manager and owner, product leader, and
    design leader, and leading the development of new innovative products
  • 5 years of Agile/Scrum experience
  • 5 years of design thinking and 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’s degree in business, engineering, or computer science

The CPIT is the only accreditation that allows trainers to teach Spark Engine classes. The certification is indicated for experienced product leaders and trainers expanding their expertise with Spark Engine programs.

Become a CPIT trainer

Identify yourself as an industry leader and establish a reputation for sparking innovation.

Submit your application and connect with us to learn more about the requirements of the program and how to become a CPIT.