Are you interested in pursuing the CPTD or APTD credential?

ATD Florida Suncoast is excited to partner with the Rocky Mountain chapter (among others) to host a virtual study group!

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Value of Certification

Have you considered elevating your talents and capabilities by becoming a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) or Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD)?

Based upon the ATD Capability Model, CPTD and APTD are esteemed credentials provided to talent development professionals who successfully complete the requirement. The preparation is an intense process that takes several months and has many benefits:

  • Build and validate skills
  • Differentiate you in a competitive market
  • Broaden your career opportunities
  • Join an elite professional community

About the ATD Talent Development Capability Model

The CPTD exam is grounded in the ATD Talent Development Capability Model and covers a subset of knowledge and skills, and focuses on the application of knowledge and decision making.

What is the CPTD Certification?

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The CPTD is a professional certification for Talent Development professionals with at least five years of experience. It is broad and measures a professional's knowledge and skill application across the breadth of talent development capabilities.

Successful CPTDs report that the process of studying and getting their CPTD designation was a tremendous growth opportunity, allowed them to both learn and give back to the profession, and made a positive impact on their careers.

What is the APTD Certification?

APTD Associate Professional in Talent Development ATD Certification Institute logo.

The APTD is a professional certification for Talent Development professionals with at least three years of experience - those who are in the early parts of their careers or whose professional roles and aspirations are focused on foundational areas of this field.

An APTD understands that well-designed talent development strategies and solutions contribute to organizational success and has a strong grounding in the foundational knowledge of the field.

The Next Study Group Info: Fall 2021

        • Cost & Required Materials
          • CPTD & APTD – FREE for Florida Suncoast Chapter Members; CPTD $50 & APTD $25 for non-members (email VP of Programs for our chapter member code 😊)
          • Talent Development Body of Knowledge (TDBoK) – Available here $195 National member/$295 non-member
        • Course Setup
          • Free Information Session - Fall Cohort, August 24, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm - click here to register
          • Fall Cohort Study Group - August 31st through November 16th @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm (12 meetings) - click here to register
          • Each participant will sign up for teach back sessions based on topics and information from the TDBoK

About the CPTD Exam

        • 150 multiple-choice exam
        • Three hours
        • Content:
          • Case Studies (scenarios)
          • Apply Skills
          • Knowledge Questions

About the APTD Exam

        • 115 multiple-choice exam
        • Two hours
        • Content:
          • Case Studies (scenarios)
          • Apply Skills
          • Knowledge Questions
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