Certified Learning Professionals (CLP) is the master professional benchmark within the learning and development industry.  It is what sets highly skilled facilitators and trainers apart in our profession.

This benchmark:

  • Recognises capabilities, experiences and achievements,
  • Identifies individuals achieving great results through their learning initiatives,
  • Provides quality assurance to existing and potential clients.

CLPs are acknowledged for their extensive experience and ongoing professional development.  Achieving this benchmark will give you an industry-wide recognised standard of excellence to stand out with clients and employers.


Application Criteria

Each Certified Learning Professionals (CLP) application will be assessed on the individual’s merits. To qualify, CLP applicants typically have:

  • Extensive practical learning facilitation experience
  • Hold recognised educational qualifications and accreditations
  • Professional achievements in the learning and development field
  • Exceptional learning facilitation and transfer skills
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
How Assessment Works

Certified Learning Professionals (CLP) certification is based on assessments of career achievements, practical experience and ongoing professional development.

To be successful the applicant must demonstrate their facilitation skills and how their learning initiatives have helped clients or their organisation achieve results.

Assessment Criteria Explained

CLP certification is based on assessments of career achievements, practical experience, ongoing development and demonstration of learning facilitation skills.

Phase One

Each candidate will complete an application form and attach the following evidence:

  • A minimum of five years facilitation experience in learning and development
  • Academic and/or vocational qualifications Accreditations to support their facilitation professionalism
  • Facilitation achievements reflecting work done, results achieved and career highlights
  • Professional development activities completed over the last three years reflecting currency

Please ensure the Declaration is completed and that all claims are independently substantiated as the ILP certification process is comprehensive and subject to audit by external parties. Certified copies of official documents must also be provided.


Phase Two

Once the application is approved, candidates will be proved with additional information relating to three practical pieces of assessment:

  • A validation telephone/Skype interview to discuss the candidate’s steps and processes for engaging their client to determine the design and delivery needs, and application strategies
  • Deliver a 40 minute learning session to demonstrate the candidate’s advanced facilitation skills
  • Develop a client learning transfer plan that reflects the ILP facilitation capabilities

Recognition & Benefits

Certified Learning Professionals (CLP) are recognised for their formal and informal education, extensive experience, and ongoing commitment to professional development. The CLP benchmark:

  • Sets an industry standard of experience and competence in the learning and development profession
  • Encourages continual professional learning and development
  • Fosters a results orientated approach
  • Provides assurance of quality to prospective employers or clients


  • International recognition of competence in learning facilitation
  • A valuable point of competitive difference
  • A broader client base to grow your income, experience and expertise
  • Recognition as a CLP on ILP website and Member directory
  • Opportunities to present at ILP events
  • Use of CLP logo
  • Preference for ILP national and state roles
  • International recognition of competence in learning facilitation
  • Ability to judge ILP Australian Learning Impact Awards

Maintenance of CLP Regonition

All CLPs are required to maintain their professionalism by undertaking a minimum of 30 hours of professional development (e.g. professional development workshops, structured learning activities and informal activities such as research and readings), over a 12 month period.

This commitment, which is subject to random ILP auditing, fosters continued learning and development.

The CLP logbook will help keep a record of your professional development activities

CLP Fees

ILP Member $396
Non-member $746

The Non-member CLP Application fee includes an ILP Membership fee.

Prices include GST

Upcoming CLP Programs

2018 Dates

Brisbane   TBA

Melbourne TBA

Sydney  TBA

Need assistance?

Should you require assistance to complete your application, contact ILP on 1300 768 660 or email info@ilpworldwide.org.

How to apply for CLP Certification?

Download the CLP Form
Submit your application & wait for the approval confirmation
Book your spot


The following ILP Members have achieved Certified Learning Professional (CLP) accreditation providing them with deserved recognition of their commitment to professional development and the learning and development industry.
  • Kerry Brocks
  • Lucy Marles
  • Penny Curnow
  • Gerald Pauschmann
  • Peter Ferreira
  • Chris Ridler
  • Dennis Hall
  • Geoff Rip
  • Robyn Hargreaves
  • Carole Vacher
  • Stephen Hartley
  • Irena Yashin-Shaw
  • Kaye Kurth
  • Dr Cathryn Lloyd
  • Justin Bayliss
  • De Backman-Hoyle
  • Sally Foley-Lewis
  • Dr Dan Hill
  • Karen Schmidt
  • Maree Clancy
  • Matthew Mason
  • Todd O’Donnell
  • Brett Halloran
  • Michael Hann
  • Sally Gillard
  • Wayne Muir
  • Dee Roche




Gabrielle is a passionate and award winning facilitator who believes training should be engaging and practical, no matter what the topic.

Described as an “engineer of human and organisational potential” Gabrielle’s core focus in on developing the strategic and operational capabilities of managers in Australia and Internationally. She holds qualification in accounting, management, training and project management and has undertaken extensive studies and research in the field of understanding adult behaviour, the adult learner and goal achievement.

During her corporate career Gabrielle gained an excellent reputation for being able to take strategic vision and turn it into practical actions and outcomes. She also became known for her strong training, project management and trouble shooting abilities and her ability to seamlessly integrate all aspects of business and people to consistently achieve desired outcomes. Since 2002 Gabrielle has chosen to focus on her passion for training. To date, she has trained over one thousand managers and staff, and worked strategically with over 100 organisations – from start ups to multinationals, in Australia and Internationally.


Creative Corporate Solutions

Stephen has been delivering accredited and non accredited development, training, facilitation, assessment, mentoring, evaluation and consulting services in project management, leadership, business, marketing, training, risk, communication and personality profiling for the last 25 years throughout Australia and Asia.

He has designed and delivered in excess of 6000 workshops with delegates ranging from frontline operators through to executive management.

Stephen is the Managing Director and Principal Consultant of Creative Corporate Solutions.  He is a published author, and brings not only specialist expertise but also genuine interest in workplace learning and application. He combines academic, vocational and industry qualifications with currency, proficiency, specialist expertise and experience.