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Certified Learning and Development Professional (CLDP)

Learning and Development is one of the fastest growing functions within the Human Resources umbrella. With increasing need for a highly adaptive and skilled workforce, it is imperative that organizations invest in developing their people for faster growth, increased engagement and greater sense of belonging.

While Learning and Development is gaining more visibility and demand, it is also facing challenges of ever-changing learners, the dynamism in technology and economies, multi-cultural, multi-national, multi-lingual teams, reduced attention spans and the need to make learning more and more experiential.

Ripples Learning Services’ CLDP (Certified Learning and Development Professional) certification program is specially designed to validate the competencies of L&D professionals to address these very challenges at strategic and implementation levels. The CLDP examination covers various aspects of Learning and Development, from analyzing needs to measuring effectiveness post the learning intervention. Subjects like budgeting, marketing learning interventions and L&D consulting are also covered in the program.

CLDP certification requires thorough understanding of the L&D function along with a hand-on experience in each of the various steps involved in the process. Many candidates have experience in L&D but it is restricted to coordination activities and managing the backend, while some others have delivery experience but lack the understanding of the backend and interactions with other functions.

With certified professionals in more than 40 countries, Ripples Certification programs are recognized worldwide. Professionals with credentials by Ripples hold distinguished positions in organizations across the globe in more than 40 countries - Afghanistan, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Botswana, Canada, Egypt, Ethiopia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kazakistan, Kenya, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Maurtius, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Peru, Philiphines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, UAE, Uganda, United Arab Emirates (UAE), United Kingdom (UK), United States of America (USA), Yemen.

The credential assessments are available in more than 180 countries with more than 5000 test centers.

A candidate can choose to either take up training and assessment or get assessed and validated for the competencies alone.

The CLDP Training courses will prepare the candidate with not only training and knowledge of the function but also hands on experience at content creation, training delivery, designing unique learning interventions, conducting learning needs analysis, marketing learning interventions and conducting post training evaluation.

The training courses provided are competency based and practical and delivered by industry professionals who are consultants to Fortune 100 organizations. The pedagogy focuses on real skills which are immediately transferrable to the workplace. Various flexible and modular options are available for attending the sessions with various learning partners and training organizations. Learn more here.

CLDP is an industry validated certification. Certified professionals report greater job opportunities, increased salaries, early promotions and being entrusted with high value projects and positions of responsibility.


Here are some important points to be kept in mind for scheduling your CLDP Certification Assessment.

  • The process for scheduling the exam starts with payment of the respective examination fee.
  • Ensure that you have checked the Eligibility Criteria before selecting the certification exam.
  • You need to reschedule your exam at least 48 hours prior to the exam appointment time. This is however subject to availability of a slot.
  • The exam/appointment testing time limit (95 Mins) noted on Pearson VUE web pages reflects the total appointment time, including an NDA and exam time.

CLDP Certification Exam and Exam Preparation

The CLDP Certification exams are computer-based and follow a multiple-choice format. These tests assess knowledge, skills, competencies and ability to apply concepts and learning to real life situations pertaining to the respective disciplines.

As a preparation for CLDP Certification exams, candidates can either take up recommended courses and/or use the study materials that are available for each level of testing. You can also enroll for CLDP training courses that are conducted at various locations worldwide, and online. To know about the next batch for any of our certification please leave us a message at or you can fill up the inquiry form here.

CLDP Certification Program Agreement

Prior to starting CLDP Certification exams, you will be asked to agree to the associated terms and conditions for the specific certification program. This is a mandatory step in the process. Please take a moment to read and accept before commencement of the test.

Exam Retake Policy

You can retake the test by paying the test fee. However, you cannot take the test immediately after an attempt. You will have to wait for at least 3 days before you can schedule/take another attempt by paying the Test fee. Unlimited retakes would only be allowed by paying the test fee for each retake.

Exam Vouchers

Vouchers are prepaid exam permits that enable corporations to manage administration of the certification program centrally and eliminate paperwork. These vouchers are electronically distributed and need to be purchased in advance in order to attempt a specific certification exam. Order your CLDP Certification Exam vouchers today by writing to us at


Last updated 2019-01-24