As a Certified Professional in Training Management (CPTM™), you will join a community of learning professionals, and will gain access to resources that will help you develop your capabilities. If you have any questions about any part of the CPTM program, please contact us! Email


CPTM Registration: Process and Requirements

Are there any requirements to register, such as prerequisite experience or educational requirements?

There are no prerequisites. The CPTM program is ideal for anyone seeking to further their career by developing strategic practices focused on the business of learning. The ideal CPTM candidate has at least two years' experience in a professional training-related role, but this is not a requirement.

Do you have any resources that can help me approach my employer about funding my CPTM certification?

Yes! Please download the Approaching Your Employer kit here. It contains information you can use to gain your employer's support for CPTM certification, including a sample request letter template.

What can I do if I have a question that's not addressed here?

Email us! We'll be happy to talk through any questions you may have, by phone or email. Just reach out to us at


About the Online Learning Modules

When will I be able to access the online courses or learning modules?

You will receive access to the self-paced online learning modules within two business days after you have registered for the program.

How long will it take to complete the online modules?

We recommend that you plan to spend 2-4 hours per module, or 20-40 hours in total; we also recommend that you select your practicum date to allow yourself 4 weeks to complete all 10 modules before you participate in the practicum.

Is there any homework in the online courses?

Yes. You will be given the opportunity to complete on-the-job aids to help you apply concepts in your current work environment.

Are there any tests associated with the online learning?

Yes. There is an assessment at the end of each module which you are expected to pass. 


About the Practicum

Which practicum will I be scheduled to attend?

You must select a practicum when you register for the CPTM program: click here for a list of upcoming practicums and dates

What is the difference between a face-to-face practicum and an online or virtual practicum?

The CPTM practicum is a highly interactive, instructor-led learning experience. We offer practicums in your choice of a face-to-face classroom environment, which are scheduled in advance at locations around the U.S., and a series of fully online Virtual Practicum options. All practicums are live and require the candidate's complete engagement for all scheduled practicum hours.


About the Certification Examination

When can I take the exam?

You will be issued a link to the online certification exam on the last day of your practicum.


Continuing Education and CPTM Recertification

Will I need to take ongoing training to maintain my CPTM certification?

Yes. You will be expected to complete 24 hours of ongoing training within your two-year certification period. Training Industry provides CPTMs with a number of continuing education opportunities, available to CPTM alumni at no additional cost.

What type of training qualifies toward recertification?

Participation in industry conferences, webinars, and other industry-relevant training or events counts toward your two-year, 24-hour requirement. Training Industry facilitates CPTM recertification learning through regularly scheduled CPTM webinars, roundtables, and other special events.


Do you have other questions?

You can learn more about the CPTM program and the process involved in earning the CPTM certification by watching one of our recorded webinars:

The CPTM Candidate's Guide is the comprehensive overview of the program. Complete the form below to receive a copy of the Guide, and to send us any other questions you may have about the CPTM program.

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