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Why Should I Get Certified?

There are many reasons to pursue certification. Find your reason.
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.


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Resources to Help With Your Decision
Get the advice you need to help you determine which course is right for you!
Speak to an ATD Professional Development Specialist directly at 855-404-2783
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Thursday, April 12, 2018
The industry’s newest credential, Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD), was designed and developed by the Certification Institute team to meet the needs expressed by professionals like you. You asked, we...
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