If you don't have an ATD login and password, please create a login at www.td.org. In the upper right corner you will see “Sign In/Register” or call ATD Customer Care at 800.628.2783 for assistance.
Step 2: Choose a credential: On the landing page select “Browse Credentials” to choose the credential for which you’d like to apply. Click on “Save to My Home” to land back on your credential page the next time you return.
Step 3: Choose pathway: For new CPTD applicants, choose the standard pathway unless you have an APTD credential or have completed an ATD Master Series program in the past five years.
Step 4: Choose testing window.
Follow the steps within the application to submit all details that are required. The Certification Portal automatically saves all your entries as you complete them; you do not need to “save” anything. You can come back to complete your details at any time.
In order to complete your application, you will need to have the following items handy:
Please note, applications are not reviewed or considered complete until payment has been made. Staff does not provide advance eligibility determination over email or phone in advance.
New! Starting in late June, applicants for the (new) APTD exam will be able to schedule a remotely proctored exam OR choose to go to an in-person testing facility. Learn more.
Changing Test Windows or Retesting: If you are a candidate with a current application on file with ATD CI, you were sent a personalized email on January 30 with information on how to switch to the new exam content. Action is required by March 15. If you did not receive the email, please contact [email protected].
Need assistance? Contact [email protected] or contact a Certification Specialist at 703-838-5842 for assistance with your questions.
For detailed information on the CPTD certification process, please download the CPTD Handbook from below.