IoPP's Certified Packaging Professional mark--is a designation that more companies want their packaging professionals to have. It signifies a level of general knowledge about packaging that provides an on-the-job edge for those whose responsibilities include having a solid grounding in packaging technology.

IoPP's "Fundamentals of Packaging Technology" course provides this essential information, in areas ranging from packaging materials and properties to design, to packaging and the environment to laws and regulations.

Successful completion of the Fundamentals course will have you well-prepared to take the certification examination-an important requirement toward earning a CPP. And, IoPP has classes coming up this summer and fall to fit your schedule.

This summer in Chicago:
Semesters 1 and 2, June 18-22, 2012
Semesters 3 and 4, July 23-27, 2012

This fall in Atlanta:
Semesters 1 and 2, Sept. 17-21, 2012
Semesters 3 and 4, Oct. 22-26, 2012

The classes are taught by IoPP's certified instructor team, and they allow for plenty of time to discuss common packaging team challenges with your peers. And, if you are an IoPP member, you can register at a significant discount.

For details on specific semester content and to register, go  

And with our well-attended classes, you get to be part of an interactive seminar that lets you learn from others who face similar challenges. If you have any questions, here's how to get answers.

Phone the education hotline: 630-696-4010, or

Or, if you prefer the convenience of taking the Fundamentals curriculum online, on your own time and at your own pace, visit