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Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD)

Establish yourself in the talent development field.

Applying for the APTD Exam

Congratulations, you've decided to start your journey towards earning the APTD. You're on your way to elevating your talent development career!

Completing the Application

Go to the APTD Application system. If it is your first time in the application system, you may need to complete additional demographic fields and indicate that you are interested in the APTD program.

To do this, select Supporting Requirements and then select Click to Respond, choose Associate Professional in Talent Development and click Submit.

Supporting Requirements ATD Certification

Choose Complete a Form. This will open the Forms Page.

APTD Candidate Application Form

Once there, click on APTD Application.

APTD Application Form

When completing the application, please be sure to fill in all areas as follows:

  • Current Employment Demographics
  • Formal Education
  • ATD Masters Series Program (Exam Waivers) -- if applicable
  • Employment Background (click "Add New" to input additional employment that spans the years to complete your eligibility)
  • Demographic Information
  • Special Accommodations-- if applicable. Note: A written request must be received prior to filling out the application. Please email your request to Wendy Luikart
  • Agreements

When you are done with the application, click Submit Form at the bottom of the page. Incomplete applications will not be approved.

To complete your registration for the APTD exam, once you have completed the application, you must choose your exam window and remit payment by returning to "Complete a Form" and completing the APTD Registration Form.

Your application will be reviewed by an ATD CI staff member and you will receive an email with instructions on scheduling your exam appointment.

For additional questions about the APTD application process, please email or call a Certification Specialist at 703-828-5842

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