About the CPLP Designation

Have you considered elevating your talents and skills by becoming a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP)?

Based on the Association for Talent Development (ATD) competency model, the CPLP is an esteemed credential provided to talent development professionals who successfully complete the requirements. The preparation is an intense process that takes several months and has many benefits:

  • Build and validate skills
  • Increase earning potential
  • Differentiate yourself in a competitive market
  • Broaden career opportunities
  • Join an elite professional community

2019 CPLP Study Groups

Having a support system during your preparation can be extremely beneficial for your success. The ATD Valley of the Sun Chapter (ATD VOS) is partnering with several other chapters to offer a virtual study group.

The study group is free to members of the ATD VOS chapter.

    Support for the June 5 - 26, 2019 testing window   
    • IN PROGRESS -- The cohort will run Tuesdays, March 5 through May 21, 2019 at 4:30 - 6:30 PDT.  

    Support for the December 4 - 20, 2019 testing window
      • Attend the information session on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 4:30 MST.  
      • The cohort will run Tuesdays, September 3 - November 19, 2019 at 4:30 - 6:30 MST (time will adjust to 5:30 - 7:30 AZ time with end of daylight savings time). Registration will be available in July 2019.

    Send an email to Trudy Dave at for more information and to get the ATD VOS registration code after your membership has been confirmed.

    More CPLP Resources

    Once you decide to proceed, knowing where to find resources is valuable while you are in the process of preparing for the certification.

    Click here to access the national ATD CPLP site. From that site, you’ll find everything you need to complete the process.

    One of the resources available is an interactive guide that will help you assess your skills, create a study plan, prepare for your exams and complete the test.

    Order study materials

    When ordering your learning system from ATD, please include the code CH8062 which will provide a credit to the Valley of the Sun chapter. This code can be used for all books, materials or workshops you purchase from the national ATD site.

    Click here to get additional information about the learning system and to order your copy of the materials.


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