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Certified Design Thinking Professional (CDTP)®

HKD 16,998.00

Certified Design Thinking Professional Exam Prep Workshop
Duration: 3-days (21 hours)
Language: English / Putonghua / Cantonese
Remote live instructor-led interactive certification training

Additional Information

Job family

Product, Project, DevOps SRE


Product Manager, Product Owner, Business Analyst, Designer, Project Manager, Program Manager, Architect

Competence Level


Workshop Category

Agile Product Management

Workshop Description

The Certified Design Thinking Professional (CDTP) enables innovation professionals of an advanced understanding of the key topics relating to Human-Centric Design, Design Thinking, the Design Thinking process, and Design Methods.
For those looking to go deep on innovation, certification as a Certified Design Thinking Professional is a valuable professional asset that distinguishes you as having the knowledge and ability to drive innovation at a whole new level in the business. It signifies your ability to study situations, develop and test hypotheses about them, discover the most correct hypothesis, form a relevant Point of View, define effective Design Principles, ideate and test solutions, and zero in on the best possible solution for the situation. It also signifies your ability to facilitate this process repeatedly within the business, becoming a leader in the quest for breakthrough innovations that deliver real impact for the business.
A modern professional must be able to deal with more complex situations that need creative and adaptive solutions. Innovation is no longer a luxury. CDTP is a prestigious qualification for individuals who demonstrate their ability to meet these new challenges. It is a must for ambitious individuals to arm themselves with the necessary skillset in a 360o manner. Agilizing is determined to help professionals to get the prestigious CDTP qualifications.


Earning the CDTP certification will give you the following benefits. 

You will:

  • develop a deep understanding of the philosophy, methodology, and tools of Design Thinking, to become initiated into one of the world’s most powerful and impactful approaches to innovation. 
  • learn how to explore customer and market needs deeply with a designer’s mindset.
  • learn how to dive into and explore your customers’ world with a deep sense of empathy for both their spoken and unspoken needs. 
  • learn how to leverage these insights to deliver greater value that more effectively solves for their tension points.
  • learn how to formulate and test hypotheses around problems and opportunities for a clearer understanding of the real problem behind the perceived problem. 
  • learn how to use this as a method for consistently de-risking your organization’s innovation endeavors.

By understanding how to reframe problems you will be able to develop a concise point of view regarding how to best position new solutions and brand experiences. This will help to ensure that everything your organization does delivers a consistent and valued brand message.

Learning Outcomes

You will learn proficiency at these crucial innovation methods:

  • Human-Centric Design (HCD) philosophy
  • History of Good Design and of critical Design Theories
  • Design Thinking process
  • Points of View
  • Design Principles
  • Design Methods for Observation
  • Design Methods for Inquiry
  • Design Methods for Experimenting
  • Design Methods for Study


  • professionals who desire or intend to take on the role of Innovation Specialist within a business, and thus wish to develop a deeper insight into the highly-critical Design Thinking approach to Innovation.
  • anyone who simply wishes to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the Human-Centered Design philosophy, the Design Thinking process, and the affiliated Design Methods.
  • front-line professionals and midlevel managers with several years’ experience working directly in Innovation.

Certification Process

Step 1- Meet the exam eligibility requirements: 

To be eligible to register for the CDTP exam, an individual must meet ONE of the following criteria: 

  • A Bachelors or Master’s degree in Design Methods, regardless of experience. 
  • A minimum of one year of professional experience with a Master’s degree or higher. 
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience with a Bachelor’s degree. 
  • A minimum of four years of professional experience with less than a Bachelor’s degree. 

In addition, the individual must show proof of ownership of the GInI Applied Innovation Master Book®.

Step 2- Await the application completeness review and approval by GInI – this may take up to 48 hours.

Step 3- Apply for and pass the CDTP exam: The CDTP is a 90-minute exam with 90 multiple-choice questions and a passing score of 65%. 

Step 4 – Maintain your accreditation: You must earn 60 Innovation Development Units (IDUs) every 3 years or retake the CDTP exam.

Exam Information

  • The CDTP exam has 90 multiple-choice questions.
  • Passing score for the CDTP exam is 65%.
  • Alloted time is 90 minutes.
  • Once you submit your answers, you will immediately receive your Pass/Fail result.
  • Once you pass the exam, you can expect to receive your digital certificate within 7 business days.

Our Workshop Schedule

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About GInI

Why choose GInI?

GInI operates the world’s most comprehensive and professionally-managed evidence based innovation certification program for both individuals and organizations.

  • GInI is the only innovation awarding body that has published and copyrighted a book and a body of knowledge in innovation.
  • GInI is the only innovation certification body that has gone through the role delineation process to establish its certification examinations.
  • GInI certifications provide comprehensive verification of qualifications – the professional has not only mastered the essential knowledge, but also has the academic background and work experience that innovation leaderships have determined are necessary for competent performance in the field.

About us

We are Global Innovation Institute® Authorized Training & Assessment Provider

GInI Authorized Training & Assessment Providers (ATAPs)® are organizations whom GInI has authorized to provide all of GInI’s products and services, including both its certification program and its accreditation program.

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