ATD Certification in 2020
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The Associate Professional in Talent Development - Through June 30

Information and Resources for APTD Candidates Testing Before June 30
Are you a current candidate scheduled to test in the next two months?
Watch your email for updates and information regarding testing through June 30.
If you have any questions please email
APTD and ATD Certification Is Changing in 2020
With the recent release of ATD's new Talent Development Capability Model there will be changes to the APTD program. The deadline to apply for the current APTD has passed. Explore the model to learn more about the new standard for talent development, see what is changing with ATD Certification overall, or browse the New APTD pages if you would like to test after June 30.

Current Candidates:

Current candidates needing to change their test window or retest prior to June 24 need to contact No transfers or retests can be processed March 16-April 6 while we are changing systems.

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For more details about the APTD certification process, please download the APTD handbook below.

Credentialing Handbook - APTD
Learn About the New APTD
The application deadline has passed for the final testing window of the current APTD exam.
Learn about the new APTD certification based on the Talent Development Capabiltiy Model, changes to the exam, new eligibility requirements, and what your new preparation options are here.