With the release of ATD's new Talent Development Capability Model there have been 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 go to the (legacy) APTD pages if you are a current candidate originally scheduled to test before June 30, 2020.
The APTD focuses on a subset of capabilities from the Talent Development Capability Model and covers all three domains:
Personal Capabilities - 20%
Professional Capabilities - 50%
Organizational Capabilities - 30%
How Much Does it Cost?
Exam fee: $499 (members); $699 (non-members)
The exam fee covers a testing seat for the APTD exam, exam score report, and APTD certificate once certification is achieved.
How do I Register for the Exam?
To register for the exam go to the ATD certification portal. If it is your first time in the application system, you may need to complete additional fields and indicate that you are interested in the APTD program.
If you require special accommodations, please apply and submit your request at least 10 weeks before your selected testing window so arrangements can be made with the testing center.
When and Where Can I Take the Exam?
When you apply, you will choose a 90-day exam window during which to test.
Each window includes a 30-day black out period when testing is not offered.
The registration deadline is 30 days before the start of each 90-day window.