Certified Professional in Training Management (CPTM) Comprises 10 Online Learning Modules, Practicum and Comprehensive Final Exam

CARY, N.C., Nov. 17, 2014 — Training Industry, the global resource for training professionals responsible for improving organizational performance, and Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, are launching a blended learning training certification program focusing on the training leader’s role, along with the business skills needed to efficiently and effectively manage performance improvement. The CPTM comprises 10 online learning modules, a three-day practicum experience and a comprehensive final exam.

The Certified Professional in Training Management (CPTM) program is specifically designed to establish an internationally-accepted level of knowledge, education and experience by which training leaders will be recognized within the learning and development community. Additionally, the curriculum is backed by a body of knowledge collected from learning leaders around the globe, and provides a unique training program designed to make managing the business of learning better. The certification targets individuals who currently manage or aspire to oversee learning functions in organizations, or provide learning services to companies or corporate learning departments of colleges and universities.

“The CPTM program prepares aspiring training leaders to lead the change in expectations from investments in learning and development, while improving the impact of their programs on the performance of their companies,” said Doug Harward, Training Industry’s Chief Executive Officer.

Pearson Professional’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development, Chris Shenk, said, “We are honored to partner with Training Industry to launch the CPTM certification for the professional training and development profession, which underscores our commitment to both the profession and the market place through providing quality online and blended training services that support efficacy and improve business results, employee and member outcomes.”

CPTM’s foundation in research provides specific insight on the core competencies and best practices of great training organizations. That research, constructed into an intuitive, hands-on training program, delivers a set of business skills and best practices empowering learning leaders to manage the future training needs of their organizations.

“The CPTM program goes beyond just delivering a training event,” said Ken Taylor, Training Industry’s Chief Operating Officer. “It helps applicants master core responsibilities of running a successful training organization, regardless of company size or industry.”

To learn more about the benefits of becoming a CPTM, click here.

Pearson Professional partners with organizations, corporations, associations and government agencies to create effective solutions that are aligned with their learning and professional development goals.

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About Pearson
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company, with 40,000 employees in more than 80 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning. For more information about Pearson, visit www.pearson.com.

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