Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD)

(Formerly the Certified Professional in Learning & Performance (CPLP))

The Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) is a professional certification for TD professionals with at least five years of experience. The CPTD focuses on skills application and decision making for experienced professionals, and focuses on three main areas:

  • Building personal capability 
  • Impacting Organizational capability 
  • Developing professional capability

CPTD candidates are tested on content covering 22 capabilities from the Talent Development Capability Model. To be a candidate for the CPTD, you must have at least five years of related work experience, and have deep knowledge and experience applying the principles for enhancing employee talent development.

Learn more about the CPTD at: https://www.td.org/certification/cptd/introduction

Learn more about ATD’s Capability Model at: https://tdcapability.org/#/personal

Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD)

The Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) is a certification 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. It may be a destination for some or a stepping stone to the CPLP for others.

The APTD focuses primarily on three areas of expertise (AOEs) from the ATD Capability Model: Instructional Design, Training Delivery, and Learning Technologies. Evaluating Learning Impact and the foundational competency of Global Mindset also will be included in questions from the main AOEs throughout the exam. These competencies were identified by the research as core building blocks for talent development professionals.

Learn more at https://www.td.org/aptdlearnmore

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