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Validate Your Skills as a Learning and Development Professional.

Get the recognition you deserve by obtaining your designation as either a Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP) or Certified Training Practitioner (CTP).  Each designation is based on a comprehensive competency framework which encompasses the major aspects of the design, development, implementation and assessment of effective workplace learning that enables meaningful business outcomes.View FAQs for more information.

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

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

Register for Certification today and save! Rates go up April 16, 2015.




CSTD has partnered with the Vancouver Community College (VCC) to offer online exam prep courses for both the CTDP and CTP designation streams. Offered online and led by a CTDP instructor and CSTD member, the exam prep course gets you exam-ready by providing the tools you need to get accredited in less time.View FAQs for more information.





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.

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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