Application Requirements, Instructions and Forms for Certification
Download the CPT Candidate Handbook -- A guide for applying to become a Certified Performance Technologists.
CPT Self-Assessment Guide
The Self-Assessment Guide is provided to assist you in evaluating your readiness to apply for the CPT designation. Please note that this form is for your self-analysis and personal development. It is not part of the Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) application. The purpose of the self-assessment is to:
Familiarize yourself with the ten Standards of Performance Technology
Encourage self-reflection on one’s past and current experience and performance.
Identify strengths and weaknesses.
Identify opportunities for improvement.
Plan for continued development and improvement.
Determine your readiness for applying for the CPT designation.
Identify the projects and attesters you will use in the application process.
Download the Self-Assessment Guide
Certification Application 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 re-certification every three years to maintain the CPT designation.
What is not required?
Membership in ISPI or any other organization, or the completion of a formal training or education program is not required for certification. However, if you join ISPI or an affiliated organization when you submit your application, you may apply at the member rate.
Certification Application Process
Download the Certification Application
Download and familiarize yourself with the CPT Application package to determine if you meet the certification requirements. Completed applications must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. CPT applications are processed upon submission. An estimated time for review will be provided with your application acknowledgement.
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 email@example.com.
Work Description Example
The following Work Description Examples are provided to assist you in preparing your application. It is an acceptable example of how all ten Standards of Performance Technology can be met with one project.
Work Description Example - Nuclear Power Plant Procedures (387 kb PDF)
Work Description Example - Orientation Pharmaceutical (243 kb PDF)
Work Description Example - South Africa Sales (358 kb PDF)
Reviewer's Evaluation Form
The Reviewer's Evaluation Form is provided to show you how your Work Descriptions will be evaluated by the CPT Reviewers. Please note that this form is not part of the Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) application.
Download the Reviewer's Evaluation Form
| ||Regular ||Recertification |
|ISPI Organizational Member||$895||$175|
If you have any questions, please contact ISPI at 1-301.587.8570 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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