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The ATD Certification Institute (ATD CI) is an independent organization created by ATD to take the lead and set industry standards for the talent development profession. ATD CI offers two credentials based upon the ATD Talent Development Capability Model: the Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) and the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD).

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 capabilities 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 CPTD for others. Learn more ... 

CPTD Certification
Formerly known as Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP), the ATD Certification Institute's Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) Certification equips you with the tools to be the best in the field and lets employers know that you have real world, practical expertise that can be readily applied to the current work environment. CPTD gives you the capability, credibility and confidence to be a high performing contributor in your organization. Be one of the best --- Become a CPTD! Learn more ...

Your ATD Tulsa Chapter supports you in your effort -- we can help you organize a study group, and have current CPTD's offer advice. 

You can view the current registration and testing schedule by following this link to ATD: Upcoming Test Schedule

CPTD Fast Facts:

What is the CPTD certification?

The Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) is a professional certification for TD 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.

Who can apply for the CPTD?

All CPTD candidates must have at least five years of related work experience and should have deep knowledge and experience applying the principles for enhancing employee talent development. A CPTD understands and can affect the value and impact talent development strategies and solutions bring to the success of an organization.

What Topics are Covered?

The CPTD covers a subset of the knowledge and skills from the Talent Development Capability Model, focusing on skills application and decision-making for more experienced professionals.

How much studying/preparation is required?

Study times vary by individual. Most candidates spend a minimum of 80+ hours to prepare for the knowledge exam and another 30+ hours to prepare for the skills application exam.

ONLINE CPTD Resources:


CPTD Community on Facebook

CPTD LinkedIn Group

CPTD Candidate LinkedIn Group

Follow the hashtag #CPTDTalk for online CPTD Twitter Chats.


The Tulsa Chapter of the Association for Talent Development


P.O. Box 33351 Tulsa, OK 74153-3351

Tulsa Chapter ChIP Code 7015

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