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Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) - Get Started

CPLPs and candidates are asking some very good questions about the updated CPLP credential. Read More FAQs for the answers.

For the latest info on program changes read the 2016 Program Updates 

Interactive Guide

This interactive program 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! An SAE Study Guide is also included under "SAE Prepare."

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.

Preparation Programs

Offered in three different formats (face-to-face and live online workshops, and an on-demand course), the program is designed to help participants determine the gaps in their knowledge and craft a comprehensive study plan to address those gaps and successfully pass the exam. A segment on the work product component helps learners choose a topic for their submission.

ATD Learning System

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


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