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Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) - Legacy Program

Information and Resources for CPLP (Now CPTD) Candidates Originally Scheduled to Test Before June 30, 2020
Coronavirus Update
Are you a current candidate scheduled to test before the end of June? We are extending current exam windows past their original sunset dates of June 24, 2020. You should have received an email with additional information. If you did not receive that email please contact [email protected]
Please note: we are not accepting additional applications to test under the legacy content.
CPLP and ATD Certification Is Changing in 2020
With the recent release of ATD's new Talent Development Capability Model there will be changes to the CPLP program, including a name change to CPTD. The deadline to apply for the CPLP has passed. Explore the model to learn more about the new standard for talent development, see what is changing with ATD Certification overall, or browse the New CPTD pages if you would like to test after June 30.

How to Prepare for the CPLP Exams

To achieve the CPLP credential, successful candidates suggest that you plan as follows:

  • 80+ hours of study time for the Knowledge Exam,
  • 40 or more hours to prepare for the Skills Application Exam (SAE),
  • Six to nine months for the whole process including studying and taking both exams.

Assess Your Knowledge Level

Take a Practice CPLP Knowledge Exam: The practice exam contains 50 questions that mirror those on the actual CPLP exam. Take the practice test so you can evaluate your strengths and weaknesses by AOE.

*When you click on the link above, you will be taken to the SkillTracker. Please select ATD Practice Tests on the top menu and then choose Practice Test for CPLP from the test menu.

Take a Practice Skills Application Exam: Take a look at our Skills Application Exam Study guide and sample Skills Application Exams.

Develop a Study Plan

How do you typically tackle something that you need to learn? Do you like to focus on the areas that you know the least about? Do you prefer working in groups? Do you dive into information in a deep, thorough way? Consider your learning preferences when identifying your best study options.

Create a personalized study plan by downloading this study plan template or using this interactive guide.

For more detailed information and additional resources to prepare for each of the exams, click on the links below:

Need More Information on the Program?

For more information on program specifics please download the CPLP Certification Handbook below.

CPLP Certification Handbook