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Certification Preparation

Pursuing a certification takes time and effort! Are you ready to dive in?
Explore Our Talent Development Certifications
Which one is right for you?
Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD)
Discover our newest certification, the APTD, designed for talent development professionals who are in the early part of their careers or whose professional roles and aspirations are focused on a few areas of expertise.
  • The competencies included in the APTD are the basics of talent development that professionals can use every day, no matter the level within an organization or company.
  • Are you ready for the APTD exam? Ensure success with these study tools and prep courses.
  • Differentiate yourself in a competitive job market. Register for the APTD exam and validate your knowledge and skills in the field.
Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP)
You are taking a critical step in your professional development by exploring your CPLP certification. Successful CPLPs report that the process of getting their CPLP designation was a tremendous growth opportunity, allowing them to learn, give back to the profession, and make a positive impact on their careers.
  • The Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) is broad based and measures a talent development professionals’ competency in 10 areas of expertise (AOEs).
  • Ready to start your journey? Boost your confidence and knowledge with prep courses and study tools.
  • Becoming certified can build your skills, increase your earning potential, broaden your career opportunities, and unite you with an elite community of professionals.
APTD Preparation Resources
Are you prepared for the APTD exam? Ensure success with these study tools.
Self-Paced Course
This self-paced course uses adaptive learning technology to accelerate your knowledge of the AOEs tested on the APTD certification exam to mastery, at your own pace. Includes free subscription to the APTD Learning System.
face-to-face and online course
This two-day intensive workshop is designed to help you take some of the guess-work out of preparing for the Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) certification.
The ATD Learning System: APTD Edition is an essential digital reference covering the core areas of expertise needed by talent development professionals
Prepare for the Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) exam with this essential digital reference guide.
CPLP Preparation Resources
Ready to get started? Boost your confidence and knowledge with a CPLP prep course.
Self-Paced Course
Plan and execute your personal study plan for the CPLP using the ATD Learning System as the primary study tool. Content is structured in seven modules covering core concepts in all AOEs at an overview level.
Face-to-Face Course
This two-day workshop reviews the topics on the certification exam and outlines exam-taking and preparation strategies designed to help you succeed.
This seven week instructor-led online workshop will help you create your personalized study plan to become a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP).
This seven week instructor-led online workshop will help you create your personalized study plan to become a CPLP. You’ll begin to prepare for both the CPLP knowledge-based exam and the skills application exam (SAE).
Get the official resource for individuals studying to take the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) Knowledge Exam.
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