Certified Professional in Learning And Performance (CPLP)

The ASTD Certification Institute's Certified Professional in Learning and Performance Certification (CPLP) equips you with the tools to be the best in the field and lets employers know that you have real world, practical expertise that can be readily applied to the current work environment. CPLP gives you the capability, credibility and confidence to be a high performing contributor in your organization. 

Be one of the best ---- Become a CPLP!

About CPLP

The ASTD Certification Institute built the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) credential to provide a way for workplace learning and performance professionals to prove their value to employers and to be confident about their knowledge of the field.

Why Certification?

Some of the most common reasons to pursue certification include:
  1. Increases opportunities for career advancement and/or increased earnings
  2. Differentiator in a competitive job market
  3. Increases/validates skills and knowledge
  4. Supports continued professional development
  5. Demonstrates a high level of commitment to the field of practice
  6. Demonstrates high level of knowledge and skill
  7. Recognition by a third party
  8. Enhances professional reputation
  9. Communicates credibility
  10. Personal accomplishment

What will your reasons be?

To learn more about the CPLP and what it can do for you and your organization, select a resource option to learn about a specific topic.

CPLP Q&A

What is the CPLP™ certification?

CPLP™ is a credential for learning and performance professionals offered by the ASTD Certification Institute. It is broad-based and addresses nine areas of expertise as defined by the ASTD Competency Model.

Who can apply for the CPLP™? Professionals in the learning and performance field who have a minimum of three years related work experience may apply, though five or more is preferable. Take the CPLP™ Readiness Assessment to help you decide.

Who can apply for the CPLP™?

Professionals in the learning and performance field who have a minimum of three years related work experience may apply, though five or more is preferable. Take the CPLP™ Readiness Assessment to help you decide.

What does the CPLP™ cover?

The CPLP™ competency testing process requires candidates to pass both a knowledge exam and a work product assessment. The knowledge exam has 150 multiple choice questions covering nine areas. The work product assessment requires a sample of recent project work and essay responses. The work product must pertain to one of the following areas: Designing Learning, Delivering Training, Improving Human Performance, Measuring and Evaluating, Facilitating Organizational Change and Managing the Learning Function.

Can you answer these questions?

  1. Which theory of learning focuses on matching individual needs to appropriate instructional experiences and is particularly useful for helping employees adapt to changes in their work lives?
  2. What are the five principles of andragogy?
  3. What is an informal philosophy of teaching that focuses on what the instructor does rather than what the participants learn and usually refers to the teaching of children?
  4. What is the difference between teaching and facilitating learning?

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