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Certification Maintenance


The Certification Maintenance Program supports the ongoing educational and professional development of CTDP and CTP credential holders. There is an ongoing requirement for certified members to maintain their certification through continuing education and other professional development activities.

The purpose of Certification Maintenance is to:

  • Enhance the ongoing professional development of Certified Members.
  • Contribute to the acquisition of new knowledge.
  • Reinforce the essential knowledge and skills of the profession.
  • Contribute to the development of new skills and practices that lead the profession

How to maintain your CTDP or CTP Professional Designation:

1. Remain a member of the Institute for Performance and Learning by annually paying your association membership dues.

2. Complete your professional development log and submit it by your certification expiry date. 60 professional development credit hours (PDCs) are required per 3-year period.

3. Keep a copy of receipts and supporting documentation. 
This supplementary information may be requested for audit purposes by the Certification Committee.

Click here to review the Certification Maintenance Fact Sheet

Click here for the Certification Maintenance Log Template

Professional Development Categories:

Category 1: Continuing education to develop your base of knowledge in learning and development (a maximum of 60 credit hours per three-year period). Development activities include participating in or attending: conferences, seminars, webinars, self-directed learning, and professional development courses.

Category 2: Sharing your knowledge of learning and development with others (a maximum of 40 credit hours per three-year period). Development activities include: teaching/presenting at a conference, developing a new program to increase the skills of others, or research and publishing.

Category 3: Experiential learning through leadership and volunteer activities in learning and development (a maximum 40 credit hours per three year period). Development activities include: active participation in The Institute for Performance and Learning at the board or chapter level, mentoring, and/or a conference volunteer.

*Note: One hour counts as one credit hour 

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411 Richmond Street East, Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 3S5

Phone 416.367.5900 or 1.866.257.4275