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The testing environment selected by the examinee for taking the GInI certification exam must conform to the following prescriptions:

  1. The examination should take place inside of a private, secure, quiet, well-lit room.

  2. Lighting in the room must be of "daylight" quality and if possible projected from overhead. If overhead lighting is not possible, then the light source must not project from behind the examinee.

  3. The examinee may not leave this room during the examination time.

  4. There are to be no other people in this room during the examination time.

  5. The examinee is to have no communications with other parties during the examination time. There is to therefore be no verbal communications taking place during this time.

  6. The examinee is to sit at a clean desk or table (not on a bed or sofa).

  7. There is to be nothing on the desktop or tabletop except for the computer being used and possibly an external camera (for monitoring purposes). In particular, there are to be no books, notebooks, papers, and/or other materials present on the desktop or tabletop, unless otherwise specifically permitted by written guidelines for the exam being taken.

  8. There is to be no writing visible on either the desk / table or the surrounding walls.

  9. Examinees are not allowed to use any of the following unless otherwise instructed by their proctor / instructor:

  10. A web-cam must be focused on the examinee at all times, and therefore must be correctly situated to do so.

  11. If an external camera is used, then to the extent possible it should be placed on the lid of the laptop or elsewhere where it will have a constant, uninterrupted view of the examinee.

  12. There is to be nothing covering the lens of the camera at any time during the examination time.

  13. There are to be no other computers running in the room during the examination time.

  14. There is to be no music playing in the room during the examination time, whether on the computer or other system.

  15. Headphones or ear buds are not permitted during the examination time.

Any violation of the instructions given for taking an online proctored exam will result in the dismissal of the exam and can proceed to legal actions, if necessary.

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Certified Innovation Associate (CInA)®
 


Certification Blueprint:

 
Innovation Associate Reference Book® Percentage of Questions
Fundamentals of Innovation 3%
Innovation’s Design Outputs 8%
The Effective Innovator 8%
Creativity & Creativity Methods 1%
Ideation & Brainstorming 4%
The GInI Breakthrough Innovation Method 4%
The Three Phases of Innovation Project Work  2%
Running Innovation Projects in the Business 10%
The Role of Research in Innovation Projects 10%
Design Thinking & Human Centered Design 12%
Founders & New Business Ventures 38%
TOTAL 100%


Certified Innovation Professional (CInP)®
 


Certification Blueprint:

 
GInI Applied Innovation Master Book® Percentage of Questions
 Foundations – Core Innovation Knowledge & Concepts 25%
Tactical Innovation & The Innovation Professional 35%
 Innovation Management & The Innovation Manager 35%
Applied Design Thinking 5%
TOTAL 100%
 

Certified Design Thinking Professional (CDTP)®
 


Certification Blueprint:
 
GInI Applied Innovation Master Book® Percentage of Questions
 Introduction to Design Thinking (includingHuman-Centric Design) 10%
The Design Thinking Process 35%
Design Methods – Observe / Question /Experiment / Study 30%
 Prototyping for Design Thinking 25%
TOTAL 100%
 

Certified Innovation Strategist (CInS)®
 


Certification Blueprint:
 
GInI Applied Innovation Master Book® Percentage of Questions
Foundations Breakthrough Innovation 27%
Strategic Innovation 23%
Discovery-Driven Innovation 16%
Advanced Innovation Outputs 24%
Promotion of Winning Business Ideas 10%
TOTAL 100%
 

Certified Chief Innovation Officer (CCInO)®
 


Certification Blueprint:
 
GInI Applied Innovation Master Book® Percentage of Questions
Foundations of Strategic Innovation 8%
Growth & Innovation Strategy 16%
Enterprise Innovation Architecture 62%
Management Innovation and Workplace Innovation 5%
Innovation Teams and Spaces 5%
Driving Focused Innovation Work Products 4%
TOTAL 100%
 

Authorized Innovation Assessor (AInA)®
 


Certification Blueprint:

 
GInI Applied Innovation Master Book® Percentage of Questions
CInOrg and AInA Foundations 21%
Innovation Maturity Assessment 16%
The Innovation Maturity Assessment Tool 49%
The Post Assessment Process 9%
CInOrg Reassessment and Other Assessments 5%
TOTAL 100%
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(GInI) certification exams are proctored using a Computer-Based Testing (CBT) platform. Cheating on an examination contradicts both academic integrity standards and GInI’s ethical standards.

Any applicant found to have cheated on a certification exam will have their certification revoked without refund of the Exam Enrollment Fee, and will further be barred from eligibility for any future GInI certifications. Reprieves to this policy must be granted on a case-by-case basis by the GInI Certification Department.

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