Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP)
(as of March 2013)
The Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) credential is a professional certification developed by the American Society for Training and Development's (ASTD) Certification Institute ASTD CI).
In the past, ASTD-Cascadia partnered with Portland State University's (PSU) Training and Development program to provide classes to assist candidates as they prepare for successful completion of the exam and work product required to achieve this certification. PSU provided the exam prep course and ASTD-Cascadia provided the work product coaching course.
In conversations with recent candidates, PSU, third party providers and the ASTD CI, serious questions have arisen regarding a lack of transparency about the scoring process, evidence that the ASTD CI was not following best certification practices and unwillingness on the part of ASTD CI to respond to our concerns. Both PSU and Cascadia have provided ASTD CI with a written copy of concerns.
At this time, neither PSU nor the Chapter will be providing the exam prep course or the work product coaching course until we can resolve our issues with the ASTD CI.
The Cascadia Chapter wants to assure our members that we continue to place value on the CPLP designation. We will continue to celebrate our past, present, and future CPLP achievers. We will work with National in whatever way possible to improve their program in the hope that we will be able to reinstate chapter-level support in the future.
We thank Toni Plato - our partner at PSU - as well as the educators, CPLPs and volunteers that have contributed to our support program over the years. We hope to work with all of you again when these difficulties are overcome.
To read the full text of the email sent to the chapter membership, click here.
If Interested in Pursuing the CPLP Designation
In the meantime, we refer anyone interested in the CPLP program to the following resources:
If interested in pursuing T&D Certificates at PSU, click here.
Congrats to CPLPs in Our Area (Oregon and SW Washington)!
- Lori Akerley, Regence
- Dan Bilderback, SELCO Community Credit Union
- Stephanie Chen, Farmers Insurance
- Susan Edwards, Advanced Performance Associates
- Gary Ewer, Pratt Electrical Supply
- Shelby Gramling, Trinity Health
- Scott Grant, Springbook Software
- Ralph Hall, Columbia Ultimate
- Margaret Jennings, The Jennings Company
- Lucas McQuillan, Datalogic Mobile
- Kerri Nussbaum
- Dana Pratt, SPHR, New Seasons Market
- Stephanie Sarver
- Susan Shogren
- Jane Stackhouse, Nike
- Lynn Stephan, Microchip Technology
- Dan Vetter, Vetter Solutions
- Richard Watson, MBA
- Maureen Winningham
- Janet Wright, Regence
- Daniel York, Paramount Petroleum