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The CPLP and APTD Certification Handbooks are the technical guides for the CPLP and the APTD programs and provide individuals with everything they need to understand to complete the certification process. These are the primary sources for CPLP and APTD program support and are a must read for candidates. Candidates must follow all policies, procedures, and deadlines outlined in this Handbook. The ATD Certification Institute (ATD CI) reserves the right to change the standards, application, and requirements for certification and recertification and will do so as necessary; therefore, it is important that candidates refer to the Handbook on an ongoing basis to ensure they have access to the most current information. The CPLP and APTD Certification Handbooks are the property of ATD CI. Permission to reproduce its contents must be granted in writing from ATD CI. You can also refer to the respective certification handbook linked below.

* APTD 2017 Certification Handbook, applies to pilot candidates only.

Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) Interactive Guide

This Interactive Guide includes every step of the CPLP preparation and certification process. You can read through each step sequentially, or jump right to whichever piece you are interested in, using the “map” at the top of each page. Click here for more information.