Preparing for the CPLP: Instructor-Led Workshop

Begin your journey to become a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP).

CPLP Prep Courses are designed to help you create and execute your personal study plan for the CPLP using the ATD Learning System as the primary study tool. Use the Learning System and a variety of interactive and reflective exercises to determine which of the 10 areas of expertise you need to focus on. The course includes assessment questions for each module, as well as a set of additional study questions. You will also review the requirements for the Skills Application Exam (SAE) component of the certification process.

You will receive free access to the ATD Learning System, as well as a CPLP Learner Community for ongoing peer support.

This workshop runs from February 4-5, 2019. The workshop begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. each day.

Learning Objectives

After this program, you will be able to:

  • Define the core concepts for each AOE in the ATD Competency Model and ATD Learning System.
  • Refine a personalized study plan, by identifying appropriate resources, to ensure thorough knowledge of each AOE.
  • Apply test-taking strategies for the knowledge exam.
  • Prepare for the skills application exam (SAE).


This program is designed for those who have the following qualifications:

  • five years of relevant work experience in the talent development profession
  • have decided that certification aligns with your career goals
  • have the resources required (time, money, energy) to invest in the CPLP
  • are ready to start preparing to earn your CPLP
  • want to know where your understanding of CPLP content is strong, and also where you need to invest more effort in preparation in order to be successful.

Program Topics

Click here to view the Participant Guide Table of Contents.


Earn 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program.

Registration Fees

ATD Member: US $995
Nonmember: US $1,295*

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For additional information on this program, please contact ATD Customer Care at or 703.683.8100.