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Human Performance Improvement (HPI) Series

Improve performance. Maximize organizational results.

Maximize the potential of your organization’s systems, processes, and people to achieve extraordinary results. The art and science of Human Performance Improvement (HPI) helps organizations become better and faster at achieving their business goals. The ultimate goal of HPI is to make a direct and positive impact on business outcomes.

The only program of its kind, the ATD three-workshop Human Performance Improvement (HPI) Certificate offers you a deep-dive into HPI topics, presented in an engaging, interactive, and easy-to-apply way. Take your performance consulting skills to the next level.

Program Overview
Program Overview

HPI is the systematic process of identifying and analyzing the root causes of performance issues, and implementing big picture solutions across an organization. The ATD HPI Certificate, which sets the industry standard for HPI training, attracts business leaders, managers, and learning professionals, who all learn the secrets to improving human performance and driving business results.

The ATD Human Performance Improvement (HPI) Model, which forms the foundation of the series, is a strategic and structured approach of using business goals to properly drive performance.


Participants who complete all three workshops will receive the ATD HPI Series Certificate.

This program aligns with the Performance Improvement Area of Expertise in the ATD Competency Model.

Benefits of HPI
Benefits of HPI

Complete the ATD HPI Certificate Series and become a leader in your organization by making the powerful shift from a training mindset to a performance mindset.

The ATD HPI Certificate allows you to:

  • Identify and analyze important human performance gaps.
  • Design and develop cost-effective and justifiable solutions to close gaps.
  • Implement impactful solutions.
  • Partner with the business to affect change.

Over 6,000 organizations have developed the capacity to lead in their businesses with HPI. Become part of the elite group of individuals and organizations applying ATD’s HPI Model to impact business drivers such as increased revenue, reduced costs, and improved quality. All organizations can easily and quickly benefit from an internal HPI professional, especially during times of change around mergers, technology implementations, program updates, building new units/teams, and talent acquisition projects.

Become a leader in your organization by making the powerful shift from a training mindset to a performance mindset.

Program Components
Program Components

The ATD HPI Certificate consists of three workshops. It is strongly recommended that you participate in the order listed below to maximize your knowledge, skill development, and application.

Take a closer look at what each workshop will help you achieve.

Intro to HPI
Analyzing HPI
Selecting HPI
Who Should Attend
Who Should Attend

The certificate is designed for seasoned learning professionals in both the private and public sectors of training, workplace learning, human resources, and organization development who are ready to move beyond traditional methods for improving performance.

You will benefit from the ATD HPI Certificate if you are a:

  • trainer or organizational development consultant ready to make the transition to performance improvement professional
  • training manager who wants to expand your function to include performance improvement
  • consultant who works in the area of training, human resources, organizational development, or performance improvement
  • human resource generalist who works with internal clients to improve organizational performance
  • learning technologist who uses electronic technologies to develop and deliver training programs.
Credits & Attendance
Credits & Attendance

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Earn 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing the three-course HPI Series Certificate. Learn More

Each individual certificate program within the HPI Series is assigned CEUs and may be eligible for CPLP recertification points and HRCI recertification credits. 

 HPI Certificate Program CEUs  CPLP©   HRCI
Introducing Human Performance Improvement Certificate  1.4    14  14 
Analyzing Human Performance Certificate:  2.1 21 21 
Selecting and Implementing Performance Improvement Solutions Certificate:  1.4 14 14

Learn more about CPLP recertification at HRCI recertification credit hours are applied toward the PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

CPLP Recertification Points

The HPI Series, encompassing all three HPI Certificate programs, may be eligible for up to 21 CPLP recertification points. Learn more at

HRCI Recertification Credits

This program has been pre-approved for 21 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

Attendance Policy

Face-to-Face Courses

Participation in all originally scheduled days of the program is mandatory in order to receive the certificate of completion and 2.1 CEUs. Participants who miss more than two hours of the entire program will not be eligible to receive the certificate. Participants who fulfill the attendance requirement will receive a certificate at the end of the program.

Online Courses

Participation in all online sessions at their originally scheduled day and time is mandatory to receive a completion certificate and 2.1 CEUs. All sessions will be recorded and available for participants to review throughout the course of the program. If you meet the eligibility requirements ATD will send you a completion certificate within two weeks of the last session.

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