Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD)
Discover our APTD ceritifcation—for talent development professionals who are in the early part of their careers or whose professional roles and aspirations are focused on the foundational areas of talent development.
Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD)
You are taking a critical step in your professional development by exploring your CPTD certification. Successful CPTDs report that the process of getting their credential was a tremendous growth opportunity, allowing them to learn, give back to the profession, and make a positive impact on their careers.
Becoming certified can build your skills, increase your earning potential, broaden your career opportunities, and unite you with an elite community of professionals.
Get the advice you need to help you determine which certification is right for you!
Have questions? Download our FAQs or sign up for a zoom call to meet current APTDs and CPTDs and ask them your questions directly. Email [email protected] with any lingering questions or to request a discussion with a Certification Specialist.
See What Has Changed With the APTD and CPTD (formerly CPLP) Programs
With the 2020 release of ATD's
Talent Development Capability Model both the APTD and CPLP exams changed. Learn more about the changes
here or watch our
webcast replay where we discussed the changes, what drove them, and what that means for TD professionals pursuing a certification. Have questions? Check our
Heather Tilton shares how the APTD has impacted her career, her motivation to earn the certification, and a few tips on preparing for the exam. Learn and consider earning your APTD & be part of this exclusive group of learning professionals.