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Certified Professional in Learning Performance (CPLP)

Are you an L&D professional looking to build and validate your skills and differentiate yourself in a competitive job market? If so, then the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) is the credential for you! If this is something you’ve considered, make 2017 your year! The ATD Piedmont chapter is partnering with both the ATD Rocky Mountain and ATD West Virginia chapters to host a virtual CPLP study groups.  This study group has been recognized by the ATD Chapter Recognition Committee as a best practice model.

Cost:  Free for chapter members

Non- Members:  $50  (Join chapter for $75 to gain access to full membership privileges)

CPLP at a Glance

Based on the ATD Competency Model, the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) credential provides talent development professionals the ability to prove their worth to employers and to be confident in their knowledge of the field.

Top Five Reasons to Become CPLP Certified

  • Build and validate your skills.
  • Increase your earning potential.
  • Differentiate yourself in a competitive job market.
  • Broaden your career opportunities.
  • Join an elite professional community.
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Interactive Guide

This interactive assessment is free and maps out the steps to attaining the CPLP in an easy to navigate format to help you decide if the CPLP program is right for you. Several assessment tools, including the CPLP practice exam (pCPLP), are included. View these materials to help you understand the program flow from applying to studying to becoming a CPLP credential holder!

Practice Exam (pCPLP) 

Take the pCPLP Practice Exam to prepare for the CPLP multiple-choice exam. Understanding the level of difficulty and the types of exam items can help you to focus and maximize your preparation. There are 100 test items and no penalties for guessing. The pCPLP assessment takes approximately 50 minutes to complete.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are a quick way to find high-level information on exam eligibility, cost, application information, who to contact with questions, and much more.

CPLP Certification Handbook

The CPLP Certification Handbook is the technical guide for the CPLP program and provides individuals with everything they need to understand, participate in, and complete the CPLP certification process. It is the primary source for CPLP program support and is a must read for all CPLP participants.

ATD Learning System

Part 1: Program Overview
Part 2: Knowledge Exam
Part 3: Work Product
Part 4: Recertification

The official ATD resource for CPLP study, the ATD Learning System contains the content needed to study for the exam. For those participating in the CPLP study group, the ATD Learning System is a required component. The Learning System is provided in an online format, which includes a downloaded PDF. An additional print option is available for an extra fee.

Apply for Your CPLP

Apply and Manage RecordsGet instructions on how to use the online candidate management system to apply for the exam and manage your records. 



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