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ATD Certification Institute

The ATD Certification Institute (ATD CI) is an independent organization created by ATD to take the lead and set industry standards for the talent development profession

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Our Vision
To provide world-class credentials for talent development professionals.

Our Mission
To elevate the talent development profession by:
-creating talent development profession-wide standards
-providing an independent assessment of those standards through credentialing
-supporting career paths through testing
-ensuring recognition through certification and continued professional development through recertification

What We Do

ATD CI certifies talent development professionals. It offers two credentials that are based on the Talent Development Capability Model: the Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) and the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD).