Join the CPTD Virtual Study Group!
Have you considered elevating your talents and capabilities by becoming a Certified Profession in Talent Development (CPTD) or an Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD)?
Based on the Association for Talent Development (ATD) capability model*, the CPTD and APTD are esteemed credentials provided to talent development professionals who successfully complete the requirements. The preparation is an intense process that takes several months and has many benefits:
About the Model
The CPTD is grounded in the ATD Capabilities model and covers a subset of knowledge and skills and it focuses on the application of knowledge and decision making.Learn more at: https://tdcapability.org/#/
Learn more about the CPTD certification from the ATD website: https://www.td.org/certification/cptd/introduction
How is the APTD different from the CPTD?
The APTD designation is intended for those early in their career with three to five years of experience in talent development. The primary focus of the APTD is around three areas of expertise:
Evaluating learning impact and the foundational competency of Global Mindset are also included in questions.
Learn more about the APTD certification from the ATD website: https://www.td.org/aptdlearnmore
Upcoming Study Group Schedule
Having a support system during your preparation can be extremely beneficial for your success. The Austin Chapter partners with several other chapters to offer a virtual study group to support both the CPTD and the APTD.
The study group is free to chapter members.
For non-chapter individuals, the cost is $50 for CPTD and $25 for APTD candidates.
Support for the 2021 APTD and CPTD testing windows
Amy Limbacher, CPTD
Director of CPTD/APTD - ATD Austin
Send an email to Amy Limbacher at CPTD@tdaustin.org for more information and to get the ATD VOS registration code after your membership has been confirmed.
The Talent Development Body of Knowledge (TDBoK) is the first-ever, comprehensive collection of concepts, definitions, methodologies, and examples covering the 23 Capability Areas identified in the Talent Development Capability Model.