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Recertification Program

Stay Certified!

Recertification Basics:

  • The APTD® and CPTD® credentials are valid for three years.
  • APTDs must earn 40 recertification points and CPTDs must earn 60 recertification points every three years to maintain their credential.
  • Recertification points may be earned through a variety of activities including continuing education on topics outlined in the ATD Capability Model.
  • Credential holders may enter professional development activities into the ATD Certification portal throughout their certification cycle.
  • A recertification application must be submitted through the ATD Certification portal during the 3-month period before expiration.
  • The recertification fee is $200 for CPTDs and $150 for APTDs.

For more details about the recertification process and requirements, please download the relevant policy below. If you have questions about recertification, please contact us at recertification@td.org.

If you are interested in having your organization's programs pre-approved for recertification credits, please submit an inquiry here.

All APTDs or CPTDs who are certified based on the content in the 2013 ATD Competency Model will need to fulfill specific continuing education requirements the first time they recertify after May 1, 2021. For specifics on these requirements, please download the policy below that governs recertification after May 1, 2021.

Recertification Forms & Policies