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ATD CPLP Support

Hi, I’m Mary Jane Saras and I would be pleased to speak with you regarding the CPLP process. I successfully completed the CPLP program within the last five years and you will find there is a wealth of support from ATD at your fingertips. Visit some of the links below to explore the benefits of the credential. At any point, reach out to me and we can chat about the process and how we can support your success.

A Little About Mary Jane:
Mary Jane is a talent development professional dedicated to supporting others to reach their highest potential. She is developing talent as a Sales and Service Leader at The Walt Disney Company in Travel Operations at the Disney Reservation Center in Orlando. Mary Jane is a member of Central Florida ATD since 2016 when she transferred from the Eastern PA ATD Chapter.

Prior to relocating to the Orlando area, she worked for a consulting firm specializing in leadership development, executive coaching, team building, and soft skill development. She is passionate about improving performance, building collaborative teams, and developing effective workplace relationships for organizational strength.

Mary Jane has a BA from Clemson University and a Masters of Social Work from Marywood University.

You can email Mary Jane at cplp@tdcentralflorida.org.

Thinking About Embarking on the Journey?

We encourage you to take a look at the video ASTD (CPLP) . In this quick video, several CPLPs (Trish Uhl., Dara Moore and Jann Iaco) talk about the benefits of achieving the CPLP from ASTD and why they pursued the credential.

What is involved in earning the CPLP? 

To be eligible you must have at least five years of full-time professional work experience in the TD field. You must then complete two components: a multiple choice Knowledge exam covering all the competencies in the ATD competency model and a work product in one of four areas. 

What are the costs to accomplish the CPLP certification?

The current fees posted are $900 for an ATD National Member; $1250 for a Nonmember. The fee includes: 

  • Knowledge exam seat 
  • Knowledge exam score report 
  • Skills Application Exam (SAE) seat
  • SAE score report
  • CPLP certificate and lapel pin 

I’ve Decided to Go For It! 

First Step

If have decided to pursue the credential, the first step is to complete an application through the CPLP application system.


  • There is a practice exam on the ATD site.
  • Take a look as well at the CPLP Certification Handbook
  • There are a variety of study materials you can purchase at ATD. These are the official resources for the test and you can purchase them from the ATD store. I purchased the ATD learning system back in 2013 when I went through the process and spent time going through each of the study resources carefully, reading and re-reading, highlighting, and taking the practice questions at the end of each chapter.
  • There are also study services, practice exams, and other resources available at places like Owl’s Ledge.

Are There Study Groups for the CPLP at Our Chapter?

We do not have a study group in our local chapter yet. But there are virtual study groups. 

Check out the Linked In CPLP Candidate Group

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