What’s a CPT ?

Being a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) while not the easiest thing to roll off your tongue does mean that you are dealing with someone who has pledged to work by the Performance Improvement Standards of the International Society of Performance Improvement.

I should point out that getting a CPT certification is not a test of your knowledge. It is proof of your ability. The certification process requires you to document and explain your work and your results. And it requires attestation by your client.

The 10 Standards are based on ISPI’s four principles, following a systematic process, and agreeing to a Code of Ethics.

CPT Standards

1. Focus on results and help clients focus on results.

2. Look at situations systemically taking into consideration the larger context
including competing pressures, resource constraints, and anticipated change.

3. Add value in how you do the work and through the work itself.

4. Utilize partnerships or collaborate with clients and other experts as required.

5. Assess the need or opportunity.

6. Analyze the work and workplace to identify the cause or factors that limit performance
and the requirements for performance.

7. Design the solution by specifying the requirements of the solution.

8. Develop all or some of the solution and its elements and
perform formative evaluations of the solution and its elements.

9. Implement the solution.

10. Evaluate the impact and the results.