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Preparing for the Certified Professional in Learning & Performance (CPLP) Exams

CPLP Preparation

Before You Begin: Are you eligible and willing to pursue certification?

Professionals must have at least five years of full-time related work experience in the talent development profession or equivalent.

The Preparing for the CPLP: Interactive Guide is a road-map for the CPLP process. Use the program and the included self-assessments to determine your eligibility and readiness.

Ready to Begin: What is the best study preparation method for you?

Candidates typically spend 80+ hours preparing for the Knowledge Exam and another 60+ hours to prepare for the Skills Application Exam.

Recommended: The ATD Learning System

The ATD Learning System is the official learning resource for individuals preparing for the CPLP certification exam.

  • Purchase the online Learning System as a stand-alone option for individual study.
  • Add a Print-Option for a hard-copy in a tabbed binder for an additional fee.
  • $300 for members/$400 non-members for a 12-month subscription.

Optional: Preparation Programs

CPLP preparation options are offered in one of three formats: instructor-led live workshop, online workshop, or self-paced on-demand course. You may also join a study group offered by select ATD Chapters.

  • Review key content covered on the CPLP knowledge exam. 
  • Create a personal study plan to further prepare for the knowledge exam.
  • Choose from In-person, live online, and online self-paced formats.
  • Use the included ATD Learning System to study for the exam.
  • $995 members/$1295 non-members

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CPLP Preparation Programs

Additional Resources

Local Chapter Study Groups

Looking for CPLP® study group support? Contact your ATD Local Chapter to find out if study groups are forming near you. Click here to find your local chapter.

Purchase and Eligibility Requirements

  • Previous purchasers of the ATD Learning System (issued November 2013 or after), will receive discounted pricing for the Preparing for the CPLP workshops.
  • As an electronic product, the ATD Learning System is non-refundable.
  • Refunds for cancelled Preparing for the CPLP workshops (within policy guidelines) will be honored minus the purchase price of the ATD Learning System.
  • Candidates for the CPLP exam must have at least five years of full-time TD-related work experience when applying. Please review eligibility guidelines in the Certification Handbook Program Overview (Part 1) prior to registering for the workshop.

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