Virtual Study Group Information
The virtual study group meets on Tuesdays for 12 weeks leading up to the ATD Certification Institute testing windows. This study group focuses on preparation for the Knowledge Exam.
Study Group Dates and Times:
Who can attend?
The study group is open to anyone interested in preparing for the CPLP exams, this includes:
What to Expect:
The study group sessions are typically structured as follows:
The virtual study group sessions are meant to supplement your independent study. The sessions provide a chance to reinforce knowledge through discussion, clarification of key points, sample test questions, and key test taking strategies. Each study group session is moderated by one or more facilitators from co-hosting Chapters. Each participant prepares for and facilitates a teach-back session for one or more sections in the AOE covered that week.
Each participant has access to many resources from prior cohorts via Google Drive. Additionally each participant must have access to the ATD Learning System.
Study Group Overview:
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I participate if I am not an ATD Chapter member?
Yes, non-members are welcome to join the CPLP virtual study group sessions for the non-member rate. The sessions are open to the public from anywhere in the world. Chapter members must be current members in good standing throughout the duration of the virtual study group cohort.
Will I have free access to the ATD Learning System to prepare for the Knowledge Exam as a participant of the virtual study group?
No, you are responsible for purchasing your access to the digital ATD Learning System from the ATD Store. If you are a part of the Rocky Mountain Chapter, we appreciate it if you would use the Chapter's CHiP code, CH6046, when you purchase from the ATD Store.
Can I receive a discount for the CPLP exams and study materials?
ATD National members, receive discounts for CPLP registration and CPLP study materials. Don't forget to use your Chapter's CHiP code when you make any purchase from the ATD Store. If you are not a Chapter member, please consider using one of the sponsoring Chapter's CHiP codes.
What other resources are available?
There are many CPLP LinkedIn groups that may help you with your CPLP exam preparation.
Would your Chapter like to co-host an upcoming CPLP Virtual Study group?
Please contact the ATD RMC Certifications Director for more information.
CPLP Study Group Calendar
I have the CPLP study group to thank for a new position in an industry with limited budgets. Often working as a one-person "team", I thrived with the sense of community and the level of expertise we fellow practitioners shares with one another. As I was reminded of all wisdom I have to share in the process of acquiring more, my enthusiasm multiplied! To benefit from discounted enrollment, I became an ATD national member, which in itself was a fabulous decision that I benefit from weekly. After the study course, I signed up for terrific ATD certification courses too. All the content and the connections have been immeasurably valuable in my work and in my career path.
This online study group is a tremendous value. Not only did I pass the knowledge exam on my first try, but I also got the added benefit of networking across the country with a diverse group of other talent development professionals striving for the same goal. In addition, I gained access to the work and resources of past groups, my current group, and I was able to contribute to the knowledge base myself.
The teach back method we used forced me to know my material every week, and it even modeled the adult learning principles we are learning to master. What's more, the knowledge, support, and personal experience shared by the group leaders (who are already CPLPs) made the experience especially engaging for me. I would have paid a lot more for all the value I received from this group!