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Are you good at what you do in the learning and development profession? Get recognized and pursue one of CSTD's certifications.

CSTD has the only designation available to learning and development professionals: Certified Training PractitionerTM(CTP) or Certified Training and Development ProfessionalTM(CTDP). Lead the way with innovative leadership, capacity and confidence! Begin your journey today.

Certification is a self-study / self-directed process and candidates are given one year to complete the process.


To learn more about the Certifications, view the following links:

  1. Overview of Certification: Certification Executive Overview
  2. Body of Knowledge, CSTDs Competency Model: Competency Model.pptx
  3. Quick Reference - Training Essentials (Competency Summary): Quick Reference.pdf
  4. Certification-at-a-Glance: Certification-at-a-Glance.pdf
  5. Fee Structure: Fee Guide.pdf
  6. The Value of Certification: Value of Certification
  7. CTP Candidate Manual: CTP
  8. CTDP 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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