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: Complete our self-assessment. Min 4 years’ full time experience across the Competencies. Download the candidate form.

CTP: Complete our self-assessment. Min 1 year full time experience across the Competencies  in a facilitation role. Download the candidate form.

Submit your resume or candidate form upon registration.

See our FAQ and the Certification Handbook for more information.

Once you have pre-qualified please 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!

Not an I4PL member? Register here.

The CTDP exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions across the broad set of Competencies for Performance and Learning Professionals®. The CTP exam consists of 30 multiple choice questions focused on Facilitating Learning Experiences. Candidates must pass their exam with a mark of 70% or greater prior to registering for skill demonstration.

Practice exams are available to aid in preparation, CTP Practice Exam and CTDP Practice Exam.

See our FAQ and the Certification Handbook for more information.

Upcoming Exam Dates: September 29th, October 27th and Nov 24th.

After you have passed your certification exam, you will then complete your work product skill demonstration. CTDP candidates demonstrate their proficiency in either Assessing Performance Needs, Designing Learning Experiences or Facilitating Learning. CTP candidates demonstrate their proficiency in Facilitating Learning Experiences.

CTP candidates submit their Facilitating Learning Experience work product via a 30 minute video submission or via a 30 minute Live Skill demonstration.

Download the Assessing Performance Needs worksheet.

Download the Designing Learning Experiences worksheet.

Download the Facilitating Learning Experiences via 30 minute video submission worksheet.

Download the Facilitation Learning Experiences Live Skill Demo submission worksheet.

See our FAQ and the Certification Handbook for more information.

Upcoming Work Product Deadlines: September 1st, October 6th, November 3rd, December 1st.

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 Senior Portfolio (12+ years of exp.)

Submit your resume and pre-qualification form to certification@performanceandlearning.ca

See our FAQ and the Certification Handbook for more information.

Once you have pre-qualified please 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.

Not an I4PL member? Register here.

Register for your CTDP Senior Portfolio Authentication today!

Review the entire worksheet including the categories outlined and noting the documentation requirements.

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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*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.

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.