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ATD Certification in 2020
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The New Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD)

Establish yourself in the talent development field.
APTD and ATD Certification Is Changing in 2020
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.

How to Prepare for the APTD

Try the Practice Test:

Check your knowledge and get a feel for the type of questions that will be on the exam by taking a shortened sample practice exam (will be available by April 6).

Work with a Group:

APTD Preparation Resources
Are you prepared for the APTD exam? Ensure success with these study tools.
Now Available

This on demand course helps a TD professional prepare for the APTD exam with content review, test prep strategies, a full practice exam, and more. It includes access to an expert facilitator and the Talent Development Body of Knowledge.

The Talent Development Body of Knowledge is the definitive resource for the TD profession. It covers all 23 capabilities in the Talent Development Capability Model and can serve as an important resource for exam preparation.

Use this suggested reading list to guide your studying for the APTD exam.

Get advice to help you determine which type of preparation is best for you.
Send questions or request a conversation by emailing certification@td.org.
2020 Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) Certification Handbook