Completion Requirements: ATD Education Programs
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Completion Requirements:

ATD Education Programs

Enrolled in an ATD course? Ensure success by reviewing the attendance policy and completion requirements for each type of ATD program:
Certificate Programs | ATD Master Programs | Certification Preparation Bootcamps | Fundamentals Programs

Also, take a moment to review our transfer and cancellation policies. For questions about courses, start with our FAQ.

Certificate Programs:

Participation in all originally scheduled days of the program, including both face-to-face and live online formats, and completion of all coursework and a program evaluation are mandatory to receive the certificate of completion and continuing education credits.

Face-to-Face Programs:

  • Participants who miss more than two hours of the entire program will not be eligible to receive the certificate.

Live Online Programs:

  • ATD requires active participation throughout the program to receive credit. Active participation in live online sessions includes, but is not limited to, participating in virtual classroom activities, discussions, breakout sessions, and intersession work.
  • Make-up policy: You can miss and make up one session* by listening to a session recording. Instructions for reporting make-up sessions are posted on ATD’s learning platform.

*For full-day sessions, you can only miss up to 3.5 hours and make up the time by listening to the recording.

ATD Master® Programs

ATD Master® Programs are blended learning experiences that take place over multiple weeks. Participation in all originally scheduled days of the program, including both face-to-face and online program components (if applicable), and completion of all coursework and a program evaluation are mandatory to earn the ATD Master designation and continuing education credits.

Face-to-Face Program Components (if applicable):

  • No more than two hours of the entire face-to-face program can be missed.

Live Online Program Components (if applicable):

  • ATD requires active participation throughout the program to receive credit. Active participation in live online sessions includes, but is not limited to, participating in virtual classroom activities, discussions, breakout sessions, and intersession work.
  • Make-up policy: You can miss and make up one session* by listening to a session recording. Instructions for reporting make-up sessions are posted on ATD’s learning platform.

*For full-day sessions, you can only miss up to 3.5 hours and make up the time by listening to the recording.

Asynchronous Program Components:

  • New content will be made available on ATD’s learning platform each week. All activities, assessments, and project work must be completed the week they are assigned.

Please note: You must use a laptop to fully and actively participate in these programs. In addition to your full participation, you must complete your post-course evaluation to receive your certificate.

Certification Preparation Bootcamps:

Participation in all originally scheduled days of the program, including both face-to-face and live online formats, and completion of all coursework and a program evaluation are mandatory to receive the certificate of completion and continuing education credits.

Facilitator-Led Sessions (Face-to-Face or Live Online)

  • Participants who miss more than two hours of the full-day, facilitator-led sessions will not be eligible to receive the certificate of completion.
  • Participants can miss and make up one virtual 2-hour session by listening to a session recording. Instructions for reporting make-up sessions are posted on ATD’s learning platform.

On Demand Program Components

  • Full completion of the on-demand program components within the 12-month access period is mandatory to receive CEUs. Participants who complete all aspects of the program will see their completion status reflected on their transcript.

Fundamentals Programs

Participation in all originally scheduled days of the program, including both face-to-face and live online formats, and completion of all coursework and a program evaluation are mandatory to receive the certificate of completion and continuing education credits.

Participants who miss any part of the scheduled program will not be eligible to receive the certificate. *

*There is no make-up policy for fundamentals programs.