• International Recognized Certification verifiable with lifetime validity
  • Course content curated by the world's most esteemed thought leaders, deans, chairs, professors, and academic affiliates from such prestigious universities as Yale, MIT, Stanford, Wharton, and Harvard.
  • Get access to 16 Hours of expert-created video tutorials & 17+ hours of industry expert talk series.
  • Become a Part of Global 10000+ GSDC CLDP certified professionals community
  • CLDP Certification is trusted by organisations across 90+ countries
  • Get a GSDC Community Membership worth $100.
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2-3 Hours every Saturday
(Time: 8:30 AM CST | 9:30 PM SGT | 7:00 PM IST)

16+ Hrs of Elearning

16+ Hours of expert-created videos 

Expert Talk Series

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Objectives of learning & development course

The high-level learning objectives of the Certified Learning & Development Professional course are as below:
1. L&D Success Factors - You will learn to create a framework for successful L&D function and role
2. L&D Domain Expertise - You will learn how to Build strong domain expertise in L&D
3. L&D and Business Alignment - You will be able to Create competency-based learning roadmaps to drive business outcomes
4. L&D Program Design and Development - You will learn how to Master an effective approach to program design and development
5. Effective Partnership - You will learn best practices on How to Emerge as a trusted advisor to business
6. You will learn how competency gaps are identified using the 360-degree Feedback Technique and competency assessment centers and understand the effectiveness of the same.
7. Learn how to use Correlation Studies to evaluate training.
8. Learn how to create an Individual Development Plan and Developmental Calendar.
9. Learn how to create L&D metrics and get management to buy the training.

Overview of learning and development training

Certified Learning and Development Professional (CLDP) is an internationally-accredited certification enhancing L&D competencies that are highly useful in preparing L&D professional with the science of talent development in organizations, corporate training, performance management, and succession planning.

Course content is curated by Industry Experts across the globe & specially designed for L&D Managers so that they can Create and execute learning strategies and programs.

What you get?

  • L&D Professional Certification
  • Lifetime access to the learning material.
  • Learn from industry experts.
  • Hands-on industry project experience.


There will be Multiple Choice Questions exam of 40 marks.
You need to acquire 24+ 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

Sample Certificate

learning & development course Advisor

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

Exam Syllabus

  • 1. Training, Development and Education
  • 2. Training Skills and Techniques
  • 3. Learning and Learning Styles
    • What is learning?
    • Learning Styles
    • The Three Representational Modes (TRiM)
    • Self, Met cognition, Cognition, Knowledge (SMCK)
    • Other Supporting Theories
    • Adult Learning
    • Principles of Training
    • Student Types
  • 4. Training Policy
    • Policy for Training
    • Good Policy Characteristics
    • Classification of Policies
    • Formulation of Policies
    • Factors Influencing Policy Determination
    • HR Training and Business Management
  • 5. Training Need Assessment
    • Training Content for Different Categories of Employees
    • Steps for Needs Assessment
  • 6. Designing Training Plan
    • Learning Objectives
    • Requirements of Learners
    • Steps for T&D Plans
    • Planning Implementation of Training Plan
    • Training Room Design
    • The Training Procedure
  • 7. T&D Programs
    • Introduction
    • Training at Professional Institutions
    • Workers Training Program
    • Supervisory Training & Development Programme
    • Training Aids
    • Training Media
  • 8. Competency Based Training
    • Competencies
    • Competency Profiling
    • Competency-Based HRM Models
  • 9. New Employee Training
    • New Hire Training
    • Purpose of Orientation
    • Goals of Orientation Programs
    • Types of Orientation
    • The Orientation 'Toolkit'
    • On The Job Training
  • 10. Management Development
    • Management Development Introduction
    • Requisites for Successful Management Development Program
    • Management Development Techniques
  • 11. Mentoring and Coaching
    • Coaching Employees
    • Activity-Mentoring Training
    • Workplace Mentoring
  • 12. Computer Based Training
    • Computer Aided Instruction
    • Computer-based Training
    • CBT Usage
    • Decision Process for CBT Viability
    • New Capabilities
    • Web-Based Training
    • FLEX
  • 13. Evaluation of Training
    • Concept
    • Need for Evaluation
    • Principles of Evaluation
    • Evaluation Design
    • Measuring Training Effectiveness/Impact
    • Evaluation Plan
    • Evaluation Types and Process
    • Warr's Framework of Evaluation
    • Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Evaluation
    • Feedback and Assessment
    • Evaluating Training-staff Performance
    • ROI (Return on Investment) in Training
    • Cost Effectiveness
    • Justification on Investment
    • Evaluation of Management Training
    • General Observations
  • 14. Effective Training and Development
    • Effective T & D
    • Assessing Training Effectiveness
    • High Yield Training Checklist
    • Training for Performance
  • 15. Train the Trainer
    • Training & Development Specialist
    • Role of T&D Specialist
    • Skills of An Effective Trainer
  • 16. Training for Diversity
    • Introduction
    • Attitudes
    • Diversity Strategies
    • Best Practices

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Trista Harris

Company - IBM

Designation - L&D Manager

GSDC Learning & Development Professional certification course comes with eLearning which I liked the most about GSDC and their certification holds real value. My certification gained me new position in my company.

Susan Cambell

Company - Capgemini

Designation - L&D Head

Our team got certified in Learning and Development from GSDC. I really see the difference between the skills and practices they are following now. Very insightful and eyeopening learning.

Claire Smith

Company - EY

Designation - L&D Manager

GSDC CLDP certification is the best you will ever find in the internet. The eLearning they provide is also good and in-depth with real case studies. My GSDC Certification lands me new job with great position.

Frequently Asked Questions

Cost includes E-Learning Access, Certification Exam Voucher, PDF Study material.

GSDC CLDP has a lifelong validity.

Yes, you can complete eLearning in any devices.

Yes, we update our course content and syllabus regularly so you can up to date with knowledge

You will be rewarded with GSDC CLDP certification and badge to showcase your achievement.

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