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The ATD Certification Institute's Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) Certification 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!

Your ATD Tulsa Chapter supports you in your effort--we can organize a study group, loan you the ATD Learning System, have current CPLP's offer advice.  Contact Stacy Davis, Larry Straining or Walt Hansmann --all CPLPs for help and study ideas.

You can view the current registration and testing schedule by following this link to ATD: Upcoming Test Schedule

CPLP® Fast Facts:

What is the CPLP certification?

CPLP is a credential for learning and performance professionals offered by the ATD Certification Institute.  It is broad-based and addresses ten areas of expertise as defined by the ATD 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. Use the CPLP Interactive Guide to help you decide.

What does the CPLP cover?

The CPLP competency testing process requires candidates to pass both a knowledge exam and a skills application exam. The knowledge exam has 150 multiple choice questions covering ten areas, and is taken online. The skills application exam is based on a case study, and is also taken online.

How much studying/preparation is required?

Study times vary by individual. Most candidates spend a minimum of 80+ hours to prepare for the knowledge exam and another 30+ hours to prepare for the skills application exam.

ONLINE CPLP Resources:


CPLP Community on Facebook

CPLP LinkedIn Group

CPLP Candidate LinkedIn Group

Follow the hashtag #CPLPTalk for online CPLP Twitter Chats.


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