With the recent release of ATD's new Talent Development Capability Model there will be 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 (current) APTD pages if you are ready 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 APTD Application system (access will be available starting April 1). 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 accommodations, please submit an ADA application 10 weeks before your selected testing window so that appropriate arrangements can be made.