Training Industry’s Certified Professional in Training Management (CPTM™) credential is the first of its kind: A credential focused specifically on the training manager job role. Through over a decade of research on the core processes of great training organizations, Training Industry recognized that training managers need practical skills, job aids, tools and strategies to be successful. The CPTM program was designed specifically to help you strategically align training to business goals, which is the foundation of great training.

Launched in 2015, the CPTM program is backed by a body of knowledge collected from learning and development leaders across the globe since 2008, the findings of which are published in the report, “What Makes a Training Organization Great?” and are the basis of Training Industry’s Training Manager Competency Model™.

10 plus years developed through over a decade of research on high-performing training organizations

With a focus on the core responsibilities and key competencies of the training manager job role and the best practices of great training organizations, getting certified offers you an understanding of how to apply those principles when aligning your learning and development plan to organizational goals. This serves as the foundation from which the training manager creates strategic alignment, identifies needs, develops and delivers solutions, and evaluates performance.


Training Industry created the CPTM credential for training managers and aspiring training managers across all industries. The alumni network is made up of a diverse group of elite learning and development professionals. While they all may have training and development in common, alums differ in the specialties, functions and industries they serve, their titles and backgrounds, where they reside and the size of the companies that employee them.

CPTM alums differ in the specialties, functions and industries they serve, their titles and backgrounds, where they reside and the size of the companies that employee them.


The CPTM credential is recognized globally, across industries, as an established standard for training and development leaders. Each year, hundreds of companies list CPTM as a preferred qualification in their training manager job postings. The credential is also recognized by numerous other certification bodies, including SHRM and ATD.


At our core, Training Industry Courses are designed to improve the impact of training by developing learning leaders throughout their careers. Every Training Industry course, including the flagship CPTM program, is applied and business focused. When you complete the CPTM program, you’ll gain community, support and personal connections to build your network of peers. You’ll also learn data-driven, research-based best practices that Training Industry continuously validates through the real-world experiences of your L&D peers. These best practices will provide you with immediately applicable competencies and insights to help you achieve your career goals. Further, as your needs change, the CPTM program provides all of the resources and continuing professional development that you need to advance your career — and your entire training function. In fact, 100% of CPTMs certified in the last year said they were able to apply the tools they gained through certification on the job right away.

Over 900 learning leaders have certified worldwide in the CPTM program

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