CPLA Candidates Resource Page
Course Completion Form
Congratulations on completing a CPLA Course! All candidates must complete seven courses - four core and three electives of your choice. We hope you enjoyed it and that your learning will have a positive impact on your worklife. You have up to 12 (updated January 2010) months after completing a course to submit it for review by the CPLA Certification Review Committee.
When you would like the CPLA CRC to review a completed course, submit a completed version of the Course Completion Form (updated May 2009) linked below with a $45 fee for ALA members ($75 for non-ALA members). You will submit a form for each of the seven courses you take. The final review is a different process and requires the same fee. You may mail a check or use the credit card form below.
New instructions: Using the space below, comment on the class listed above and evaluate what you have learned. Be descriptive and specific. Spelling, grammar, sentence structure, and format are considerations for acceptance or denial.
New fees: There will be a $15 fee (25 for non-ALA members) if candidates are asked to resubmit a Course Completion Form more than twice. You can avoid resubmission and the fee, generally by completely answering both questions, including detail, and following the instructions.
New suggestion: Please do not wait to submit all of the Course Completion Forms at once. The CPLA Certification Review Committee wants to be sure that it has time to assist you if there are any issues with the content of the forms.
ALA-APA is usually informed by your course instructor or provider that you have taken and passed the course, so there is no need to have the instructor sign the paper form. If there is a question, we will contact you.
As always, if you have feedback for CPLA, contact us at email@example.com or 800-545-2433, x2424.
After completing seven courses (four core and three electives), submitting seven Course Completion Forms and having seven courses approved for your candidacy, you must submit a Final Review and fee ($45 for ALA members, $75 for non-ALA members) within one year of completing your last course (updated January 2010).
The Final Review will require that you submit a completed version of the Final Review form (updated June 2009) linked below and electronic copies of two (2) final course projects, one from a core course and one from any of the seven courses you have taken.
The CPLA Certification Review Committee will evaluate your projects and determine your eligibility for the CPLA designation at this time.