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The mark of excellence in workplace, learning and performance for the experienced practitioner and learning leader.



CTDP - Certified Training and Development ProfessionalTM is the premier qualification for learning leaders, managers and instructional designers.

- Certified Training Practitioner
TM is the designation for individuals who are delivering and enabling learning in the classroom and beyond. 

 Do you qualify 
    - Review the following document: Certification-at-a-Glance.pdf to find out more about qualifications.

    - Note: The CSTD Certification process is self-study / self-directed and is completed in one year or less.

CTDP requires four years full time experience in the Learning & Development field and CTP requires one year full time or 2 years part time. Send your resume to to validate your experience.

Step 2: Register!
Go online to the CSTD e-Store and register for the Certification that you would like to pursue. How much does Certification cost? Fee Guide.pdf

Step 3: Prepare
Complete the online Competency Self-Assessment and use the report to help guide you in studying for the National Knowledge Examination. Book your exam and review the material.

Step 4: Skill Demonstration portion
Once you have passed the National Knowledge exam, you proceed to the skill demonstration. Schedule your skill demonstration and begin to work on your submission. 

Step 5: Certified!
Once you pass your skill demonstration, the Certification department finalizes your profile and you are then certified. 

Lead the way with confidence and capacity. Be recognized for your professional expertise.

 Want to know more? Click the links below! 
  1. CSTDs Competency Model: Competency Model.pptx
  2. Quick Reference - Training Essentials (Competency Summary): Quick Reference.pd
  3. Candidate Manual: CTP
  4. Candidate Manual: CTDP




Click here to listen to two CSTD Members, Gregg Brown, CTDP, and Kirk Fox, CTDP, on the radio show Career Buzz, discussing the value of the CTP and CTDP certifications within the training and development industry.

View this informational webinar for an overview of the CTP and CTDP Certifications:

Education Programs in Learning and Development
Searching for an educational program but not sure where to go? Check our Recognized Programs to browse schools and their programs from across Canada.

Hoping to have your institute recognized? Planning to map a curriculum against the Competencies for Training and Development Professionals© document? Contact the Certification Department at for more information.

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