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  1. Tips to Increase Your Chances of Passing the CPLP Presented by Mary McWalter, CPLP Technical Trainer Boston Private Bank & Trust CompanyBoston, MA 02109Tel: (617) 912-1932 marymcwalter@gmail.com January 2014

  2. What is CPLP? Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP)

  3. Based on Revised ASTD Competency Model January 2014

  4. CPLP CI Questions Contact the ASTD Certification Institute (ASTD CI) for specific procedural steps. Pat Byrd pbyrd@astd.org

  5. Knowledge Exam Work Product Eligibility CPLP Components

  6. Eligibility Requirements • At least 5 years T&D experience • Time and commitment • Have the funds. Cost of test is $799.00 (ASTD national members) and $999.00 (nonmembers.)

  7. Knowledge Exam • 150 multiple choice questions • Computer based exam • 10 Areas of Expertise (AOE) • “Application” of knowledge

  8. Work Product • Recent work project within last five yrs. • Choose an AOE • Instructional Design, Training Delivery, Performance Improvement or, Managing Learning Programs • 10 essay questions • Provide supporting evidence • Signed forms

  9. What I Did… • Knowledge Exam 3/13 • Delivery of training project 8/13: 20 min video recording, leader’s guide, 10 essays, and evidence.

  10. Tips • Use Resources • Allow plenty of time • Choose the right AOE • Choose the right project • Build an internal network

  11. Tips • Reward participation • Submit quality evidence • Write great essays • Submit by the deadline • Reward yourself

  12. 1. Use Resources • Review website ASTD-Certification-Institute

  13. 1. Use Resources, cont’d • Review current: • CPLP Orientation • CPLP Certification Handbook (formerly the Candidate Bulletin) Part 1: Program Overview Part 2: Knowledge Exam Part 3: Work Product Part 4: Recertification

  14. 1. Use Resources, cont’d • Work Product: • Chapter for your Specific AOE • Scoring Guide • Templates • Submission Guidelines • Scoring Process • Critical Flaws/Pitfalls

  15. 1. Use Resources, cont’d • ASTD Learning System • ASTD Flashcards • ASTD instructor led workshops (includes online version) Not required

  16. 1. Use Resources, cont’d • Sample CPLP Work Product Materials: http://vimeo.com/8123932# (Delivery of Training)

  17. 1. Use Resources, cont’d • Join CPLP Candidate group on LinkedIn • Form or Join Study groups • Webinars and classes • Other materials/books on the AOE

  18. 1. Use Resources, cont’d

  19. 2. Allow Plenty of Time Estimates: • 10-12 weeks for Knowledge Exam • 40 to 80 hrs for work product submission (excluding time to do actual project) • Plan work product when studying for exam

  20. 3. Choose the Right AOE • Choose AOE – where you have “Expertise” • Instructional Design • Training Delivery • Performance Improvement or • Managing Learning Programs

  21. 4. Choose the Right Project • Choose a project that meets the ASTD criteria • Must be a real work project • Be able to describe the process

  22. 5. Build an Internal Network • Get sponsor approval for the work product early: • Explain CPLP process • Ensure confidentiality • Get buy-in from project team for process and level of formality

  23. 5. Build an Internal network, cont’d • For delivery of training: • Need participants willing to be video recorded: • Explain purpose ahead of time • Offer incentives …lunch!! • Need someone to video tape the session

  24. 6. Reward Participation • Thank them • Free food!! • Let them know when you passed

  25. 7. Submit Quality Evidence

  26. 7. Submit Quality Evidence • Emails, meeting invites, agendas • Photos: flip charts, room set-up • Reports, project and evaluation plans • Conceal confidential information

  27. 8. Write Great Essays • Write several versions of your essays • Use the correct font size • Be careful with grammar • Use “I” • Get someone else to review

  28. 9. Submit by the Deadline • Has to arrive by the deadline • FedEx, UPS, or US Mail • Don’t require a signature

  29. 10. Reward Yourself

  30. The Result!

  31. Recertification • Every three years • Accrue 60+ recertification points

  32. Are You Certifiable?

  33. Thank You and Good Luck! Mary McWalter, CPLP Technical Trainer Boston Private Bank & Trust CompanyBoston, MA 02109Tel: (617) 912-1932marymcwalter@gmail.com January 2014