Certified Learning Solutions

What is a Certified Learning Solution (CLS)?

The Certified Learning Solution (CLS) is the master recognition benchmark for quality learning solutions, designed to meet an identified learning need and achieve the desired outcomes and results. It is what sets high-quality learning solutions apart in our profession. This benchmark:

  • Recognises design and development capabilities, experience and achievements

  • Identifies well designed learning solutions achieving great results

  • Provides quality assurance to existing and potential clients

  • CLS recipients are acknowledged for their quality and continual improvement

  • Allows recipients to offer CPD points for their certified learning solution


CLS Certification

This benchmark was introduced to:

  • Establish an industry-wide recognised standard of excellence

  • Reinforce the learning and development profession with both experience and competence

  • Ensure learning and development continues to advance with both knowledge and skills

  • Enhance the credibility of the profession by ensuring that only credible learning and development solutions are implemented and recognised

Achieving this benchmark provides an industry-wide recognised standard of excellence to stand out with clients, employers and learners.

To be eligible for the CLS, course providers should have:

  • Extensive practical instructional design experience (minimum of four years)

  • Recognised qualifications in learning and development or related fields (Certificate IV minimum level, Certified Learning Facilitator, Certified Learning Consultant)

  • Demonstrated results or achievements from their learning solutions

  • Commitment to ongoing professional development

Application Process


Review the Certified Learning Solution Handbook to decide if this certification is the right option for your training solution.


Complete the application form and include the required supporting evidence in regard to their experience.


Once the application is approved, applicants will be provided with additional information relating to the practical assessment.


The practical assessment component involves a questionnaire, validation interview and demonstration of design skills.

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Certification Pricing


CLS ILP member fee: $597 (inc GST)
CLS Non-member fee: $887 (inc GST & 12-month ILP Membership)

The investment for your CLS certification includes your assessment and a one-hour constructive feedback session from one of our highly experienced certified Fellows. All successful CLS recipients will receive a digital badge.


Recertification fee $97 (+ GST)

Certified Learning Solutions are valid for 2 years, after which, an application can be made for re-certification incorporating documented continuous improvement processes.

Evidence is required to show how the learning solution was reviewed, what needs were identified and how the solution was modified as a result of the feedback.

The fee for recertification and a current digital badge is $97 (+GST).