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Preparing for the APTD: Instructor-Led Workshop

Are you prepared for the APTD exam? Ensure success with these study tools.

Gain credibility and recognition from your colleagues by becoming an Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD). Includes free subscription to the APTD Learning System.

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Course Info

Accelerate your knowledge of the areas of expertise tested on the Associate Professional in Talent Development certification exam... Read More

Accelerate your knowledge of the areas of expertise tested on the Associate Professional in Talent Development certification exam. These comprehensive, instructor-led courses provide in-depth coverage of the content in the three main areas of expertise (AOEs) covered on the APTD certification exam: instructional design, training delivery, and learning technologies. Included is material from the evaluating learning impact and building a global mindset AOEs touched on in the exam. You will receive free access to the ATD Learning System: APTD Edition, as well as an APTD Learner Community for ongoing peer support.


  • Master content related to the AOEs tested on the APTD certification exam.
  • Use certification study tips and strategies to provide additional focus and support during your preparation process.
  • Access the APTD Learning System to review the concepts and methods related to key knowledge tested on the APTD certification exam.

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What Will You Learn
  • Identify the APTD certification timeline and requirements for completion.
  • Define the core concepts for each AOE in the APTD Learning System.
  • Create a personalized study plan by identifying knowledge gaps based on content presented for each AOE.
  • Apply test-taking strategies for the program exam.
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Who Should Attend

This program is designed for those who have the following qualifications:

  • Talent professionals in the early part of their career or whose professional roles focus on a few areas of expertise (AOEs) as defined by the ATD Competency Model.
  • Three years of relevant work experience in the talent development profession.
  • Have decided that certification aligns with your career goals.
  • Have achieved an ATD Masters Program designation, and would like to focus on gaining more in depth knowledge of other AOEs.
Roles: APTD, Instructional Designer, Trainer
What Our Participants Are Saying
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Dianna Moses
Training Specialist

“I had the experience,and now coupled with the APTD credential, I am well on my way to reaching my career goals. It felt so good to put the credentials next to my name!”

Katherine Senko
Katherine Senko, APTD

"The APTD preparation workshop was a tremendous resource. The instructor was dynamic and helped create a plan of attack for the certification test. Not only did the course prepare me for the certification test, it eased my test-taking fears and provided a tremendous source of contacts. I am still connected to valuable people I met through the ATD course."

Marla Albertie
Marla Albertie, APTD

"The preparation workshop was very engaging and helpful. The experience allowed the participants to think on our own and use real work examples that apply to training methodologies."

Dates & Locations
  • Sep 09-10, 2019
    Arlington, VA
  • Sep 12-Oct 17, 2019
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Things to Know


Face-to-Face Courses
Participation in all originally scheduled days of the program is mandatory in order to receive the certificate of completion and CEUs. Participants who miss more than two hours of the entire program will not be eligible to receive the certificate. Participants who fulfill the attendance requirement will receive a certificate at the end of the program.

Online Courses
Participation in all online sessions at their currently scheduled day and time is mandatory to receive a completion certificate and any applicable credits.

ATD requires active participation through the program to receive credit for the class. Active participation includes, but is not limited to, participating in virtual classroom activities, discussions, breakout sessions, and intersession work. Please note that using a tablet or mobile device severely limits your ability to fully and actively participate.

For programs with five or more sessions, one missed live session can be made up by listening to the session recording in full. Participants who miss more than one live session will not be eligible to receive the certificate. For programs with four or fewer sessions, attendance at all live sessions is required to receive a certificate. If you meet the eligibility requirements, a certificate will be issued to you through the ATD Learning Portal at the end of the program. All sessions will be recorded and available for participants to review throughout the program for your reference.


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1.4 CEUs awarded

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