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Associate Professional in Talent Development

Professional Certification for TD Professionals With at Least Three Years of Experience

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885 USD Monthly

flexible payment plans

Payments

4

Total Price

3,540 USD

Average Completion Time

9 Weeks

Study Live Online

Scheduled live-streaming classrooms

ATD Accreditation

Globally recognized ATD training

Support Period

3 months

Payment Plans

Flexible payment options

Additional Costs

ATD Membership fee

APTD Course Details

The Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) is a professional certification for TD 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 the 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.

To be eligible for the APTD program, candidates must:

  • Have at least three years of work experience in the talent development field or related discipline (related disciplines include human resources, higher education or similar) and
  • Complete 28 hours of professional development in talent development within the last three years.

What is the Full Exam Format?

  • Exam time: 2 hours
  • Exam length: 115 multiple choice questions
  • Computer-based exam at conveniently located testing centers worldwide OR in a secure location of your choosing, via remote proctoring (learn more about this new testing option)


What is Covered on the Exam?

The APTD focuses on a subset of capabilities from the Talent Development Capability Model and how to use that knowledge in talent development. It covers all three domains:

  • Personal Capabilities - 20%
  • Professional Capabilities - 50%
  • Organizational Capabilities - 30%

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The Talent Development Capability Model

The Talent Development Capability Model defines the capabilities (knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors) for the talent development field. It answers the question, “What do talent development professionals need to know and do to be successful?” The model is the foundation for APTD certification, with the exam blueprint using a subset of the foundational knowledge deemed appropriate for a talent development professional at the three-year mark in their career.

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Associate Professional in Talent Development:

The APTD is a professional certification for talent development professionals who are early in their careers or whose  professional roles and aspirations are focused on foundational areas of the field.

An APTD credential holder 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 APTD is designed for professionals with at least three years of work experience in the talent development field.

Certified Professional in Talent Development: The CPTD is a professional certification for talent development practitioners with deep knowledge and experience applying the principles for enhancing employee workplace learning and performance.

A CPTD credential holder understands and can affect the value and impact talent development strategies and solutions bring to the success of an organization. The CPTD is designed for talent development professionals with at least five years of relevant work experience.

To be eligible to apply for either credential, candidates must fulfill the work experience and professional development requirements outlined below.

To sit for the respective exams, APTD candidates must have:

  • At least three years of experience
  • 28 hours of qualifying professional development


CPTD candidates must have:

  • At least five years of experience.
  • 60 hours of qualifying professional development.

If eligible, candidates must pass the certification exam within 18 months of applying.

Candidates for the APTD and CPTD must have paid, professional work experience working with adults, performing talent development activities as described in the Developing Professional Capability or Impacting Organizational Capability domains of the Talent Development Capability Model.

To qualify for the respective exams:

  • CPTD candidates must have a minimum of five years (60 months) of work experience in the talent development field.
  • APTD candidates must have a minimum of three years (36 months) of work experience in the talent development field.


Candidates for either certification must have reached the required months of experience at the time of application.

The one exception to the work experience requirement is candidates with a current APTD credential who apply for the CPTD credential. Candidates already holding an APTD credential are required to have at least four years (48 months) of experience in the talent development field to sit for the exam.

ATD CI wants to be certain that all applicants have a solid foundation of knowledge in talent development on which to be assessed. The professional development requirement strengthens a candidate’s likelihood of success and provides a stronger foundation for the program’s credibility externally.

For the APTD and CPTD, candidates must:

  • Document a certain amount of continuing education in talent development before applying for the exams.
  • For the APTD, candidates must document 28 hours of professional development during the most recent three years.
  • For the CPTD, candidates must document 60 hours of professional development during the most recent five years.

Each candidate should tailor their study plan to their own strengths and weaknesses as well as how much experience they have had. For the current APTD exam, candidates reported spending an average of 60 to 80 hours preparing. For the new CPTD exam, candidates have reported spending an average of 80 to 120 hours to prepare, depending upon their knowledge level on the topics that are tested.

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