Learn About Certifications in April

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The ATD Certification Institute (ATD CI) has two professional certifications for TD professionals, the Certifed Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and the Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD).

In April, ATD CI is hosting a variety of events and releasing new resources to give you the opportunity to take the next step on your certification journey.

Whether you're just learning about talent development certifications for the first time, need to convince your boss, or are just looking for study tips, we have resources for you.

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    April 22 at 1 p.m. ET
    Starting and Supporting a Certification Study Group
    Join us to hear some tips from individuals who started their own study groups or who supported an ATD chapter study group.
    Register here.
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    April 29 at 1 p.m. ET
    How Do Employers View Certification?
    Join us to hear from a panel of credential holders about how their employers view certification, how employers support employees' pursuit of certification, and how you can convince your boss that certification provides value for you and the organization.
    Register here.
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    Webinar Replay
    Debunking Myths About Certification
    Watch this webinar replay to get answers to common certification questions, including:
    • What is the difference between a certificate and certification?
    • Is a professional certification better than a college degree?
    • Is capability the same as competency?
    Watch here.
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    Webinar Replay
    The Value of Certification
    Join us for this interview with Wendy Gates Corbett, CPTD, and Kristopher Newbauer, CPTD, two well-known members of the talent development community who will share about why they pursued certification, what benefits they have received, and how their certifications have helped their careers.
    Register here.
New and Updated Resources from the ATD Certification Institute
Save on Top Prep Resources With Promo Code PREPARE
Ready to start your certification journey? Take 20% off these top preparation resources April 1 through April 30. Use promo code PREPARE when checking out.
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CPTD Certification Preparation Course

The complete CPTD exam prep program, personalized and adapted to prepare you best. Available as an on demand course through a 12-month subscription. Save 20% this month.

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APTD Certification Preparation Course

An in-depth APTD exam prep program, personalized and adapted to meet your study needs. Available as an on demand course through a 12-month subscription. Save 20% this month.

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Talent Development Body of Knowledge

Take an in-depth look at all 23 capabilities of the Talent Development Capability Model with this definitive resource for the talent development profession. Available as a 12-month subscription to the e-publication.

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ATD’s Foundations of Talent Development

Launching, Leveraging, and Leading Your Organization's TD Effort

Only available in hardcover.

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ASTD Handbook, 2nd Edition

Comprehensive. Insightful. Definitive.

Only available in hardcover.

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ATD Talent Management Handbook

What you need to know to manage a workforce.

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The Art and Science of Training

The topic is vast, the science precise, and the art so innovative.

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Shock of the New

The Challenge and Promise of Emerging Technology

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ASTD Leadership Handbook

Learn about every facet of leadership.

Only available in paperback.

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Performance Basics, 2nd Edition

Understanding performance improvement is imperative.

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Explore Our Talent Development Certifications
Which one is right for you?
Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD)
Discover our APTD ceritifcation—for talent development professionals who are in the early part of their careers or whose professional roles and aspirations are focused on the foundational areas of talent development.
  • The capabilities covered in the APTD exam are the basics of talent development that professionals can use every day, no matter the level within an organization or company.
  • Are you ready for the APTD exam? Ensure success with these study tools and prep courses.
  • Differentiate yourself in a competitive job market. Register for the APTD exam and validate your knowledge and skills in the field.
Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD)
You are taking a critical step in your professional development by exploring your CPTD certification. Successful CPTDs report that the process of getting their credential was a tremendous growth opportunity, allowing them to learn, give back to the profession, and make a positive impact on their careers.
  • The CPTD covers a subset of the knowledge and skills from the Talent Development Capability Model, focusing on skills application and decision-making for more experienced prof... Learn More
  • Ready to start your journey? Boost your confidence and knowledge with prep courses and study tools.
  • Becoming certified can build your skills, increase your earning potential, broaden your career opportunities, and unite you with an elite community of professionals.

Why Pursue a Certification from ATD

There are many reasons to want to earn a professional certification. Hear directly from current APTDs and CPTDs as they answer the question "Why did you decide to pursue a certification from ATD?"