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Applying to Become a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP)

Congratulations! You’ve decided to pursue CPLP certification. You’re on your way to expanding your potential and demonstrating mastery in your profession.

What Now?

You can achieve your CPLP certification in as little as 8 months (including study/preparation time), but your timeline is up to you!

Typical CPLP Timeline



Important to Know!

You have one year to take both the Knowledge Exam and the Skills Application Exam starting from the date of application, and you will be required to select test windows for both during the application process. There is a $300 fee if you transfer to new testing windows once selected, so make sure you’re prepared and plan accordingly.

Test Fees and Locations Exam Schedule



Not Quite Ready to Apply for the Exams?

Take as much time as you need to prepare. ATD offers several, optional preparation programs to help you.

Ready to Register for the Exams?

Here are your next steps:

  1. Review the certification handbook to understand what’s involved going forward.
  2. Acquire an ATD Member/Candidate ID # and password. Contact ATD Customer Care at 800.628.2783 for assistance.
  3. Complete the application and/manage your record.

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