Apply for CPT

CPT Application

Offered since 2002, this proficiency-based certification involves practitioners committing to a code of ethical practice and documenting how multiple examples of their work meet validated Performance Improvement Standards. The CPT credential is in demand by organizations hiring for specific performance improvement expertise and used as a benchmark for organizations choosing to develop their staff, deploy teams, and evaluate the expertise of vendors and consultants. The CPT is the sole performance improvement credential available that is based on a comprehensive demonstration of real-world experience and competence across multiple projects. You are not required to complete a formal training or education program or an exam. 

Requirements

The eligibility requirements to apply for certification include a minimum of three years of experience in performance improvement or a related field and a detailed description of work performed in multiple projects in a manner that demonstrates the use of each of the Standards with attestations from internal/external clients or supervisors. A qualified reviewer will review all the documentation received from a candidate and determine if all requirements have been met.

All candidates for the certification must commit to the Code of Ethics. Once certified, performance improvement professionals must apply for recertification every three years to maintain the CPT designation.

CPT applications are processed upon submission. An estimated time for review will be provided with your application acknowledgement. ALL applications must be submitted by email to certification@ispi.org

Getting Started

Below are four documents to help familiarize you with the CPT Performance Standards and the application process.

  • Self Assessment Guide
  • Candidate Handbook
  • CPT Performance Standards
  • Reviewer Form

  • Complete Your Application

    Once you are ready, download and complete the CPT application.
    CPT Application (PDF for print)
    CPT Application (Microsoft Word Document)

    CPT applications are processed upon submission. An estimated time for review will be provided with your application acknowledgement. ALL applications must be submitted by email to certification@ispi.org.

    If you have any questions during this process, you may call 301-587-8570 or email certification@ispi.org.

    New!  Starting August 1st, 2016: You must be a Gold Member to hold a CPT.  There will no longer be non-member pricing.

    Fees                                           Regular       Recertification      Reinstatement

    ISPI Gold Member                                        $995                     $175                                   $395

    ISPI Organizational Member                       $895                     $175                                   $395

    Reviewer
    (Adobe PDF File)
    CPT-Handbook
    (Adobe PDF File)
    CPT-STDs
    (Adobe PDF File)
    Self-Assessment
    (Adobe PDF File)
    CPT-Application
    (Adobe PDF File)