APTD candidates are typically early career Talent Development (TD) professionals who want to formalize and recognize their role with a certification. Read more about the APTD eligibility requirements.
The CPLP is a broad-based certification offered by the ATD Certification Institute for talent development professionals. Read more about the CPLP eligibility requirements.
Compare eligibility requirements for the APTD and CPLP credentials.
|Eligibility||Minimum 3 years||Minimum 5 years|
|AOEs Covered||3 primary AOEs - ID, TD, LT (Also ELI and Global Mindset)||All 10 AOEs + 1 Foundational Competency|
|Type of Exam||Primarily Knowledge||Knowledge & Skills|
|Certification Process||1 Knowledge Exam||1 Knowledge Exam + 1 Skills Application Exam|
|Recertification||Every 3 years / 40 credits||Every 3 years / 60 credits|
|Test Out Option||May use qualifying ATD Masters to test-out of 1 area OR APTD to test out of 3 areas on Knowledge Exam||May use qualifying ATD Masters to test-out of 1 area OR APTD to test out of 3 areas on Knowledge Exam|
For more information or specific questions regarding eligibility for the CPLP or APTD programs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.