To underscore the value of certification to the learning and
development profession and to recognize the support from thought
leaders in the field, the ASTD Certification Institute (ASTD CI)
announces the creation of two new award programs and encourages
eligible candidates to apply.
ASTD CI oversees the Certified Professional in Learning and
Performance (CPLP) credentialing process. The CPLP credential was
launched operationally five years ago; there are currently more
than 1,000 CPLP credential holders.
"We believe it is time to recognize employers and thought leaders
for their commitment and support of CPLP certification and their
contribution to the profession," said Jennifer Naughton, senior
director of credentialing at ASTD CI.
The two recognition programs are:
1. CPLP Fellow Program - this honor recognizes thought leaders for
their support of the CPLP credential and the learning and
2. CPLP Employer Award - this honor recognizes employers and the
business community for their support of the CPLP credential.
The CPLP Fellow Program will evaluate candidates based on four
criteria: authorship; awards and recognition; influential positions
held; and career achievement. A CPLP Fellow does not need to hold
the CPLP credential.
The CPLP Employer Award will evaluate organizations based on seven
criteria: recruitment of CPLP holders; support for CPLP
certification; 3-fold recognition of CPLP holders in the
organization; number of CPLP holders in the organization; and
demonstrated CPLP value proposition in the organization.
Applications are open until September 1, 2011. The awards will be
presented at the ASTD 2012 International Conference &
Exposition, to be held in Denver, CO, in May.