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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
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. 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.

How to Prepare for the APTD

  • Successful APTD candidates spent an average of 41-60 hours to prepare for the exam
  • The typical pass rate has been approximately 70%
  • Candidates use a variety of preparation methods including the APTD Learning System, On-Demand and Instructor-led prep courses, as well as study groups.

Try the Practice Test:

Check your knowledge and get a feel for the type of questions that will be on the exam by taking the 30-question practice exam.

Work with a Group:

APTD Preparation Resources
Are you prepared for the APTD exam? Ensure success with these study tools.
Self-Paced Course

This self-paced course uses adaptive learning technology to accelerate your knowledge of the AOEs tested on the APTD certification exam to mastery, at your own pace. Includes free subscription to the APTD Learning System.

The ATD Learning System: APTD Edition is an essential digital reference covering the core areas of expertise needed by talent development professionals.

Check your knowledge and get a feel for the type of questions that will be on the exam by taking the 30-question APTD practice exam in the ATD Skill Tracker. Sign in with your td.org credentials.

Get advice to help you determine which type of preparation is best for you.
Send questions or request a conversation by emailing certification@td.org.
Credentialing Handbook - APTD