To be eligible for the APTD program, candidates must:
Note: Any ATD Masters Series program completed in the last three years will count toward the full professional development requirement.
The APTD Certification Handbook is the technical guide for the APTD program and provides individuals with everything they need to understand to complete the certification process. This is the primary source for APTD program support and is a must read for candidates.
To review eligibility guidelines in more detail, download the APTD Handbook below:
Work experience is defined as on-the-job experience, working with adults, performing talent development activities as described in the Developing Professional Capability and/or Impacting Organizational Capability domains of the Talent Development Capability Model.
Professional Development for eligibility is defined as the following kinds of activities when where the content covered falls into the Building Professional Capability and the Impacting Organizational Capability domains of the Talent Development Capability Model. Content from concepts found in the Developing Personal Capability domain are not applicable for eligibility. Courses designed to prepare you for APTD certification exams may be applicable, if preapproved. ATD’s new preparation courses for the updated APTD can be reported for a total of 20 hours of professional development eligibility.