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CPTD Pilot Package

Be one of the first to earn the newly updated CPTD credential from ATD’s Certification Institute.


The first administration of the CPTD exam will be a pilot exam, available during August 2020.

Pilot exams are used the first time a new exam format or scope is administered. It includes the collection of test question performance data, additional reviews and checks to ensure no candidates are inadvertently penalized for a flaw in test construction, and to set a fair passing point. Learn more about the test development process here.

Participating in the pilot exam also means exam scores will be held while performance data is analyzed. ATD CI expects to release exam scores within five (5) weeks after the close of the testing window on August 26, 2020.

Thank you to candidates participating in the pilot who are contributing to developing this new standard in talent development.

In recognition of your contribution to setting this new standard, a CPTD Pilot Package is being offered for new candidates who test during this pilot window.
For the $900 application fee, new applicants* for the CPTD Pilot will receive:
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    One Seat to Take the Pilot CPTD Exam
    Registration for the pilot exam window (August 5-26, 2020). There are no transfers out of this testing window and no shows are not permitted except in case of an emergency.

    One free retest, if needed, for the October or December 2020 testing windows.
And this bundle of comprehensive resources to help assess and fill any knowledge gaps:
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    Talent Development Body of Knowledge
    One year subscription to the Talent Development Body of Knowledge (TDBoK) e-publication. TheTDBoK is the first-ever, comprehensive collection of concepts, definitions, methodologies, and examples covering the 23 Capability Areas identified in the Talent Development Capability Model.
    Valued at $295.00.
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    ATD's Foundations of Talent Development
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    ATD Talent Management Handbook
    A pdf copy of ATD Talent Management Handbook—what you need to know to manage a workforce.
    Valued at $89.95.
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    ASTD Handbook, 2nd Edition
    A pdf copy of the ASTD Handbook, 2nd Edition—a deep dive into core training & development topics.
    Valued at $145.95.
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    Optional 30% Discount on CPTD On Demand Preparation Course
    During checkout you can also get a 30% discount on the newly updated CPTD on demand preparation course. The course must be added to your shopping cart and purchased at the same time as the pilot package.
Registration for the CPTD pilot exam is now open.

*The CPTD Pilot Package is for new applicants only. No refunds, substitutions, or credits for prior purchases will be issued.