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ATD Certifications

ATD National has an independent organization, ATD Certification Institute (ATD IC), that provides talent development professionals with the ability to lead and become certified practitioners in their field based on The ATD Talent Development Capability Model.  Below you will find more information about these certifications.

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Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) 

The Associate Professional in Talent Development certification is designed for those in their early part of their careers or whose professional roles and aspirations are focused on the foundational areas of talent development.    

Find out if you are eligible for the APTD.

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Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) 

The Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) is a professional certification for TD professionals with at least five years of experience.  

Find out of you are eligible for the CPTD.

Recertification Program

    • The APTD and CPTD credentials are valid for three years.
    • APTDs must earn 40 recertification points and CPTDs must earn 60 recertification points every three years to maintain their credential.
    • Recertification points may be earned through a variety of activities including continuing education on topics outlined in the ATD Capability Model.
    • Credential holders may enter professional development activities into the ATD Certification portal throughout their certification cycle.
    • A recertification application must be submitted through the ATD Certification portal during the 3-month period before expiration.
    • The recertification fee is $200 for CPTDs and $150 for APTDs.

For more details about the recertification process and requirements, please download the relevant policy from the list at the bottom of this screen. If you have questions about recertification, please contact us at recertification@td.org.

Interested in learning more about these certifications?  Visit https://www.td.org/certification.  

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