CERTIFICATION

Take your career to the next level.

You know your skills are vital to the workplace, now your employers can know too.

Get prepared with the skills and credentials employers are looking (and asking) for. The Institute for Performance and Learning (formerly the Canadian Society for Training and Development) sets the standards that define the workplace performance and learning profession. If you’re looking for external recognition of your expertise, get certified.

How to Get Certified

CTP and CTDP

CTDP: Min 4 years’ full time experience across the Competencies. Download the candidate form.
CTP: Min 1 year full time experience in a facilitation role. Download the candidate form.

Submit your resume or candidate form and two reference forms upon registration.

See our FAQ and the Certification Handbook for more information.

If you’re eligible, register and pay for certification online. You must be a current member to register for certification ($950 + taxes). See the Certification Handbook for more information. Register for your CTDP or CTP today!
There is one exam for both designations. It covers concepts, definitions and practices related to the applicable competency categories as outlined in the Competencies®. Candidates must pass their exam before demonstrating their skill.

See our FAQ and the Certification Handbook for more information.

After you’ve passed your exam, complete your work product submission. CTDP candidates demonstrate their proficiency in either Assessing Performance Needs or Designing Training.

CTP candidates submit in Facilitation through a work product facilitation video submission.

See our FAQ and the Certification Handbook for more information.

Congratulations! After demonstrating (and passing) your knowledge and skill components to certification, you will have earned your CTP or CTDP.

Maintain your designation by paying your member dues. On this spreadsheet, track at least 20 hours of PD per calendar year to maintain your CTP/CTDP. Email your hours to certification@performanceandlearning.ca. (If you received your certification May 2016, your maintenance cycle begins January 1, 2017)

CTDP Sr Portfolio (12+ years of exp)

Assess yourself using our pre-qualify form. Next, schedule a brief interview with the Institute to determine qualification for registration.

See our FAQ and the Certification Handbook for more information.

If you’re eligible, register and pay for certification online. You must be a current member to register for certification ($950 + taxes). See the Certification Handbook for more information.

Register for your CTDP Senior Portfolio Authentication today!

Review the categories outlined in the Senior Portfolio Authentication worksheet. Select two of the three categories (minimum) and ensure you fully document the applicable categories. Then submit for assessment by the certification assessment team.

See our FAQ and the Certification Handbook for more information.

Congratulations! Upon successful assessment of your portfolio, you will have earned your CTDP.

Maintain your designation by paying your member dues. On this spreadsheet, track at least 20 hours of PD per calendar year to maintain your CTP/CTDP. Email your hours to certification@performanceandlearning.ca. (If you received your certification May 2016, your maintenance cycle begins January 1, 2017)

Give your Career a Boost:

Certified Training Practitioner (CTP)

The Certified Training Practitioner (CTP) certification is the professional designation for those with a focus in the key competency area of facilitating training.

Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP) Standard Path

The Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP) enables learning and development professionals to demonstrate a broad range of competencies including: assessing performance needs, designing training, facilitating training, supporting transfer of learning and evaluating training.

Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP) through Senior Portfolio Authentication.

Geared towards those who already have a seasoned portfolio, the CTDP Senior Portfolio Authentication requires a minimum of 12 years’ experience in learning and development as well as demonstrated knowledge and education in: learning and development, professional experience, accomplishments, and professional service.

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  • CTDP SENIOR PORTFOLIO WORKSHOP
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*Certification is available to members only. Price does not include the cost of membership ($325). If you are not yet a member, sign up today.

To help prep for your exam, we recommend visiting this study site.

Searching for an educational program? Check our Recognized Programs to browse schools and their programs from across Canada and beyond. We recognize educational programs that address the competency areas outlined in the Competencies for Training and Development Professionals©. The competencies are:

Assessing Performance Needs

Assessing performance needs in response to a request for learning may result in both non-learning and learning interventions. When you assess needs, you may speak to key stakeholders, the executive and business lead or sponsor, and focus groups that represent the target audience.

Designing Training

Designing structured learning can range from creating a 15-minute e-learning self-paced tutorial on using a new software application, to building a multi-year curriculum using many delivery channels for managers across a large organization. Content can range from highly technical skills, to skills like project management or sales, to “softer” skills like communication.

Facilitating Training

Effective facilitation of structured learning results in a positive, comfortable, learner-centred environment, where learners share responsibility for the success of the learning event. An effective facilitator (trainer or instructor) maintains learner interest and supports learners in achieving the learning objectives.

Supporting Transfer of Learning

Learning transfer involves designing material and activities that help learners apply what they have learned. Supporting the transfer of learning increases the probability that learners will actually apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired. When designing transfer activities and materials, it is important to consider all the factors that support performance: clear expectations, specific and timely feedback, recognition and rewards, and the necessary information, tools and resources.

Evaluating Training

Evaluation can take many forms, including surveys of learner reaction, knowledge tests, skill demonstrations, comparisons of pre- and post-training performance, and calculations of return-on-investment. The most commonly used framework, developed by Donald Kirkpatrick, outlines four levels of evaluation.

We will guide and support you through the certification process.

Achieve CTP or CTDP certification on your schedule. You don’t have to take time off work.

Access the certification online, and work at your pace, so you’re not constantly adjusting your schedule. And you have one full year to complete it.

Use your new network to talk with fellow members working toward the same goals as you.