The recognition you deserve, the professional development you require

About the CPP Online Course:

Thousands of professionals have been trained by LERN. Now you can acquire this quality training, education and professional development specific to your field, and it can be done from any location.

The CPP Online Course is offered September through November and February through April. Plus, you receive recognition for your work by being awarded the Certified Program Planner (CPP) designation after passing the CPP examination.

The online course includes weekly presentations, questions and answers with the presenters, online discussion, self quizzes and slide presentations illustrating various models of program management.

You also receive:

  • Comprehensive CPP Manual with key information from LERN publications/manuals, and the “How to Teach Adults” book
  • The choice of taking the CPP exam online or on paper with a proctor
  • Benefits of CPP status, including certificate, press release, recognition ceremony at the LERN annual conference and other benefits


Week 1: Introduction

Week 2: Learning & Teaching

Week 3: Needs Assessment

Week 4: Program Development

Week 5: Finance and Budgeting

Week 6: Program Analysis

Week 7: Pricing

Week 8: Marketing

Week 9: Brochures

Week 10: Study Week

Week 11: Promotion

Week 12: Customer Service, Benchmarks & Test Prep

Week 13: Exam Week

Why you should participate:

The field of lifelong learning programming has changed significantly in the last few years. There is increasing competition. There are heightened expectations for financial performance, and there is tremendous growth in the knowledge and sophistication of management, marketing and programming techniques. All this means that professionals in lifelong learning programming cannot perform productively without comprehensive professional training in the things they do every day.

LERN’s comprehensive curriculum provides the knowledge, skills, study and examination for this training.

This professional education and training is relevant to professionals associated with lifelong learning programs, such as continuing education in colleges and universities; community education in public schools; recreation in parks and recreation departments; meetings, conferences and seminars for associations; museum education in museums; continuing education and community education in hospitals, and continuing professional education in professional schools and colleges within universities.

About the Instructor:

Fred Bayley has been a popular speaker and presenter at LERN conferences for many years. A senior LERN leader for 15 years, he co-authored with Julie Coates a program analysis that led to LERN’s Program Review and Certification.

From Forest City, North Carolina, Bayley has been in the field of lifelong learning for more than two decades.

Bayley is an energetic and friendly presenter and a highly rated facilitator.

Registration information:

The cost for this online Institute is $745.

There Are Six Easy Ways To Register:

Register Online by clicking here.

Register by Email:

Send your registration information to info@lern.org.

Register by FAX:

Complete the registration form and fax it, toll-free, 24 hours a day, to (888) 234-8633.

Register by Phone:

Have your registration form ready and call Tammy at (800) 678-5376. The phones are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) Monday-Friday.

Register by Mail:

Complete the registration form and mail it to:

LERN Conference Registration

PO Box 9

River Falls, Wisconsin 54022 U.S.A


A purchase order will reserve your place, with payment due at or before the conference. Please fax your registration and PO to us at (888) 234-8633 and we will email you an invoice.