Each candidate must satisfy the educational and professional prerequisites as described below before applying for the IPP program. 

  • A bachelor’s degree or diploma from an accredited college-level institution
  • Minimum 3 years professional work experience


1.Candidates attend a 3-day training program from ASQ India-QAI Authorized provider and receive the Innovation Practitioner Participation certificate.

2.After attending the program candidates will have up to 60 days from the date of the training program to prepare for the written certification examination.

3.The written examination will be scheduled by ASQ India-QAI and the updated schedule can be obtained from the Calendar

4.The written examination will be of 3 hours duration and will comprise of 45 objective type questions.

5.The questions have been mapped to different levels of proficiency based on Bloom’s Taxonomy. Candidates have to score more than 75% in the examination

–A candidate who fails to score more than 75% in the written examination can appear again whenever the next dates are announced.

–There is no limit to the number of re-examinations a candidate can appear.

–Please Contact Us for the additional fees to be paid for each re-examination.

6.Candidates who clear the written examination have to work on a real world innovation project to demonstrate the application of the systematic process aligned to the ASQ India-QAI Innovative Thinking Skills Curriculum.



The project submitted for IPP must satisfy the following criteria:-

1.Positively impact at least one stakeholder (someone other than the person submitting the project) through a novel solution.

2.Clearly identify and classify the core issues to be resolved in the given situation

3.Enumerate the known solutions and the limitations of those solutions in resolving the core issues.

4.Resolve at least two (2) contradictions or conflicting demands

5.Demonstrate usage of Resources as per resource selection criteria

6.Move the process or product closer to Ideality

  • It is not required for candidates to demonstrate a working solution or prototype.
  • However, the rigor of the systematic process of arriving at the innovative solution has to be demonstrated.