From Left to Right:
Donna Crisp, Vincent Araujo, Gay Bruhn, Lisa Toenniges, Diana Osinski

In Washington, D.C., on September 4, 2013, the president of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI), Lisa Toenniges, CPT, (ISPI President) was on hand to announce the 2013 Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) Standard updates along with ISPI Executive Director April S. Davis and ISPI Director of Certification and Industry Relations Gay E. Bruhn, CPT, EdD. Joining them at the podium to speak on behalf of their CPT-related accomplishments were Diana Osinski, CPT, Vincent Araujo, CPT, and Donna Crisp, CPT. April Davis also announced the recent study ISPI participated in with I4CP, “The Performance Improvements in High-Performance Organizations,” and more exciting upcoming announcements for ISPI.

This year ISPI completed a validation study of the 10 standards required for the CPT designation. The validation study, done by an independent firm, confirmed the validity of the CPT standards to practitioners, stakeholders, and academic professionals. Updates were made to reflect current practice.

“When an employer sees the CPT after your name, they see competence and commitment. They know you have turned knowledge into know-how,” said Lisa Toenniges, CPT. “We are committed to keeping the CPT designation a current industry and professional benchmark.”

Offered since 2002, the CPT is the sole performance improvement credential available that is based on a comprehensive demonstration of real-world experience and competence across multiple projects as well as a commitment to a code of ethical practice.

2013 CPT Standards
The updated 2013 CPT Standards are available for download.

Register for CPT Certification Workshop: Preparing for the CPT offered at THE Performance Improvement Pre-Conference April 12-13, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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