What is CPLP?
The CPLP™ is the only credential of its kind for workplace learning and performance (WLP) professionals developed and administered by the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) Certification Institute (CI).
CareerJournal.com, a journal community operated by The Wall Street Journal, estimates that 78,000 people will enter the Training and Development field between 2004 and 2014. With so many new practitioners, it is important to have a standardized measure that showcases expertise, quantifies experience, and proves credibility within the field. The ASTD CI built the CPLP™ credential to provide a way for WLP professionals to prove their value to employers and be confident about their knowledge.
CPLP™ credential holders provide key benefits to organizations:
- Organization growth and profitability
- Subject-matter experts
- Increase stakeholder confidence
- Increased employee retention and satisfaction
- Community within the profession
CPLP™ professionals may serve in a variety of roles, according to specific project or job requirements. These roles include Learning Strategist, Project Manager, Business Partner or Professional Specialist.
There are nine specific areas of expertise (AOEs) within the CPLP™, such as Delivering Training, Designing Learning, Coaching, Improving Human Performance, Facilitating Organizational Change and others – all focused on improving workplace performance to meet business needs.
Some of the most common reasons to pursue certification include:
- Increase opportunities for career advancement and/or increase earnings
- Differentiation in a competitive job market
- Increase/validate skills and knowledge
- Support continued professional development
- Demonstrate a high level of commitment to the field of practice
- Demonstrate high level of knowledge and skill
- Recognition by a third party
- Enhance professional reputation
- Communicate credibility
- Personal accomplishment
Are You CPLP Serious?
If you think you are ready to become certified, check out our Get Certified page. There you will find information about:
- A step-by-step process for becoming CPLP™ certified
- What to expect – time and expense commitments
- CPLP Testing Schedule
- What you’ll need to prepare
- ASTD-OC’s CPLP Study Group