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April 21, 2006

Cowley’s Norton earns CPLP credential


Susan Norton, Cowley College Dean of Corporate Education, recently earned the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) credential.

Norton, who holds a bachelor of science degree in business management, and a master's of education degree in adult education from Newman University, earned the credential by passing both a knowledge exam and a work product.

“I sought the certification as a way to communicate my dual background in the academic and corporate training arenas,” Norton said. “This is the first comprehensive training certification that addressed not only expertise in curriculum development, but program development and planning as well.”

The CPLP credential covers nine areas of expertise as defined by the American Society for Training and Development Competency Model. The credential is valid for three years, and can be maintained through retesting or by earning professional development credits.

Norton is currently a doctoral candidate in adult and continuing education, and is writing her dissertation for Kansas State University.