EFMD Corporate Learning Improvement Process

The leading international system of quality assessment,
improvement and accreditation for corporate learning functions

efmd clip

International accreditation for corporate learning

CLIP is the leading independent accreditation system for corporate learning functions. Besides bringing internal and external recognition, it provokes a strategic dialog among a learning function's stakeholders on the role of learning in improving performance and accelerating transformation.

Quality benchmark in five areas

CLIP accreditation benchmarks your learning function against international standards in terms of strategic positioning, target market, learning offer, operational model and impact with a focus on digital, agile and international aspects.


Broad assessment scope

The CLIP's comprehensive framework takes a broad view, including all relevant stakeholders of the learning function, as well as covering all important strategic and operational aspects of managing learning and talent development within a corporate context.

Continuous improvement process

CLIP helps you strive for excellence in an on-going improvement process following each accreditation or re-accreditation, taking stock of where your learning function stands and where you would like the function to be in the future.

Respect for diversity

The CLIP approach is not prescriptive. No two corporate learning organisations are structured and operated in the same way. Hence, fully understanding the business and organisational context is essential when taking a view on how the learning function is part of the overall value creation process.

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'Our commitment with CLIP organisation offers us unique opportunities to benchmark, challenge and future-proof our learning & development strategies. Through CLIP, we share and spread best practices in an exclusive and globalized playfield, ultimately contributing to increase the value and social impact of corporate education'

Delphine Jumelle
Dean of Next MBA and Head of Faculty, Mazars




    The process raises the level of confidence of top management in the effectiveness of its own learning function and in its own commitment to learning. The staff also gains awareness of a quality learning environment.


    The CLIP label elevates the employer brand, signaling to potential future employees an environment that realizes their potential.


    Thanks to CLIP, all stakeholders engage in a strategic dialog about the role of the learning function, its current standing and future development.


    Being accredited makes you part of a vibrant community of learning and talent development leaders eager to share and push the boundaries of the profession.

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The CLIP system is based upon a conceptual framework of quality criteria which are reviewed continuously by the CLIP Steering Committee.

The CLIP evaluation takes a broad view of Corporate Learning & Development and covers both, the professionalism applied in all learning and development processes and practices, as well as their grounding in business and organisational reality and their link to the company's strategic and transformation agenda.

The 15 standards in the CLIP assessment scheme have been grouped into five thematic chapters. There are three associated standards within each of these chapters. Each standard is supported by four criteria items.


This chapter looks at the mission of the CLF, its governance, and how its strategic agenda is continuously aligned with the corporate strategy. It comprises the positioning of the function within the corporation, its internal structure, interfaces and the resources allocated to it.


This chapter focuses on how the CLF defines, understands and engages its target markets.


This chapter explores the CLF’s offer: its portfolio, design, construction and deployment. 


This chapter looks at the CLF’s operational model and the resources it leverages to deliver its offer.


This chapter looks at how the CLF monitors and follows up on the impact it has within the organisation, its stakeholder network, as well as the wider environmental and societal context.


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