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Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD)

The pinnacle achievement in talent development.
Registration Is Now Open for the New CPTD Pilot Exam
CPLP is now CPTD: ATD Certification Is Changing
With the release of ATD's new Talent Development Capability Model there have been changes to the CPTD (formerly CPLP) certification program. Explore the model to learn more about the new standard for talent development, see what is changing with ATD Certification overall, or go to the (legacy) CPLP pages if you were originally scheduled to test before June 30, 2020.

Congratulations for deciding to embark on your journey to achieve the CPTD credential! Applications are now open for the CPTD Pilot Exam.

Applicants:

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.

Complete the Application:

Step 1: Click here to access the certification portal. If you'd like step-by-step instructions, you'll find them here.

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: At this time, applications are only being accepted for the CPTD pilot, which will be held from August 5, 2020 – September 30, 2020. Details about the pilot can be found here.

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:

  • Test window during which you wish to take your exam
  • Recent resume
  • Details about your relevant work experience, including references
  • Details about qualifying professional development completed during the past 5 years, including dates of participation
  • Certificate from ATD Master series, if you’ve completed one
  • Documentation supporting request for special accommodations

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 certification@td.org.

Need assistance? Contact CPTDcertification@td.org 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.

2020 CPTD Certification Handbook
Ready to Take the Next Step?
Increase confidence, validate knowledge, and advance your career. Apply and register for the CPTD!
Registrations are open for the CPTD pilot exam.