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APTD Recertification Program

Stay certified!

APTD Recertification Basics


  • The APTD credential is valid for three years. Recertification is earned through a variety of professional development activities.
  • In order to maintain the APTD credential, 40 recertification points must be completed within each three-year certification cycle.
  • To recertify, APTDs submit a tracking worksheet of their professional development activities along with a $150 payment.
  • APTD recertification policies and a tracking worksheet may be downloaded below.

The current recertification cycles are as follows:

Certification Cycle Application & Payment Due
Earliest Applications Allowed
 12/1/2017 - 11/30/2020  11/30/2020 9/1/2020
 4/1/2018 - 3/31/2021  3/31/2021  1/1/2021
 5/1/2018 - 4/30/2021  4/30/2021  2/1/2021
 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2021 6/30/2021  4/1/2021
 10/1/2018 - 9/30/2021  9/30/2021  7/1/2021
 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2021  12/31/2021 10/1/2021
3/1/2019 - 2/29/2022 2/29/2022 12/1/2021
5/1/2019 - 4/30/2022 4/30/2022 2/1/2022
7/1/2019 - 6/30/2022 6/30/2022 4/1/2022
10/1/2019 - 9/30/2022 9/30/2022 7/1/2022

Please look here for courses and classes that are pre-approved for recertification credits.

APTD Recertification Resources
Have questions about recertification?
Get the answers you need by contacting the credentialing team at recertification@td.org.