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Certified Learning & Development Professional (CLDP)

About learning and development certification 

The Certified Learning and Development Professional (CLDP) program is an internationally recognized certification that is designed to enhance the competencies of L&D professionals. 
It prepares professionals with the science of talent development in organizations, corporate training, performance management, and succession planning. 
Our certification verifies that professionals have demonstrated proficiency in these areas and is internationally recognized and verified for lifetime validity.

Here are some key numbers to highlight the benefits of our learning and development certification:

  • Our learning and development certification is trusted by organizations across 90+ countries.
  • CLDP-certified professionals have access to GSDC CLDP E-Learning sessions from industry experts.
  • CLDP-certified professionals become members of a global network of GSDC CLDP-certified professionals to network.
  • Become a Part of the Global 10000+ GSDC CLDP certified professionals community
  • The L&D certification is curated by the world's most esteemed thought leaders, deans, chairs, professors, and academic affiliates from prestigious universities like Yale, MIT, Stanford, Wharton, and Harvard.

We believe that obtaining the CLDP certification is an essential step for L&D professionals who want to advance their careers and make a meaningful impact in their organizations.

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Program Overview



Live Training

2-3 Hours every Saturday
(Time: 8:30 AM CST | 9:30 PM SGT | 7:00 PM IST)

Complementary Elearning Material

16+ Hours of expert-created videos 

Global Case Studies

Get access of global case studies sessions from Industry Leaders.

Practice Exams

Mocks curated by SME's will help you to pass final certification exam.

Capstone Project

The capstone project provides practical project management experience that helps develop critical skills such as critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving.


Certify your achievement with a globally valid certification.


Objectives of training and development certification

The objectives of GSDC's Learning and Development certification program are to enable participants to:

1. Create a framework for successful L&D function and role
2. Build strong domain expertise in L&D
3. Create competency-based learning roadmaps to drive business outcomes
4. Master an effective approach to program design and development
5. Emerge as a trusted advisor to business and learn best practices for effective partnership
6. Identify competency gaps using 360-degree Feedback Technique and competency assessment centers
7. Evaluate training using Correlation Studies
8. Create an Individual Development Plan and Developmental Calendar
9. Develop L&D metrics and gain management buy-in for training initiatives


Buy L&D Bundle & Transform Your Career Trajectory

In this combo, you will receive an Exam voucher and complimentary study material with practice exams for the below-mentioned certifications. This will assist you in enriching your L&D Skills and Transform Your L&D Career Trajectory

1.GSDC Certified Learning and Development Professional (CLDP)
2.GSDC Certified Instructional Designer
3.GSDC L&D Analytics & Metrics Professional Certification


Exam Syllabus of learning and development certificate


Target Audience of certification in learning and development

L&D Manager, Functional Consultants

Regional Training Managers

Senior Trainers, OD Managers, Lead Trainer & Coach

L&D Principals, L&D Heads

Training specialists, Freelancers, E-learning Specialist

Operation Managers, DGM-Training & Development

CFO, Corporate trainers, senior executive-training


Benefits of learning and development certification

Globally recognized certification.

Competitive advantage in the job market.

Demonstrates proficiency in critical HR areas.

Enhances credibility and reputation.

Signals commitment to professional development.

Cost-effective recognition of skills and knowledge.

Increased likelihood of career advancement.

Clear pathway for professional growth.


Pre-requisites of l&d certification

There is no such recommended experience required for getting this certification.

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Examination of learning and development certification

There will be a Multiple Choice Questions exam of 40 marks.
You need to acquire 26+ marks to clear the exam.
If you fail, you can retake the exam after one day.
In case the participant does not score passing percentage then they will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost. Re-examination can be taken up to 30 days from the date of the 1st exam attempt.


Sample Certificate



Anna Lee

Designation - HR Manager

I recently obtained my GSDC l&d certification, and it has been a game-changer for my career. I noticed an immediate increase in my credibility and authority in the industry, which helped me land my dream job. Employers value the GSDC certification and recognize the hard work and dedication it takes to earn it. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to stand out in the competitive job market.

John Smith

Designation - L&D Specialist

I was hesitant about investing in the GSDC l&d certification, but it was worth every penny. Not only did it give me a competitive edge, but it also helped me expand my professional network. I've connected with other GSDC-certified professionals and have been able to collaborate on exciting projects. It's also opened doors for me in terms of career advancement opportunities. I'm grateful for the doors that this certification has opened for me.

Sarah Johnson

Designation - Marketing Manager

The GSDC certification has been a valuable asset in my career as a manager. It has given me the confidence to take on more challenging projects and has helped me establish a reputation as a subject matter expert. Clients trust me more because of the certification, and it has given me a competitive advantage over other consultants. It's been a worthwhile investment in my professional development.

Meet our Advisor

Marcela Lendvaiova
Marcela Lendvaiova
Sr. Lead Training & Development Manager
Dr. Sonal Sushil Modi
Dr. Sonal Sushil Modi
VP, Enterprise Technology Learning -Learning & Insights Team
Vaclav Koranda
Vaclav Koranda
Vice President Human Resources

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