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Join the CPTD Virtual Study Group!

Our next cohort will run in the fall of 2020.

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The virtual study group meets  for 12 weeks leading up to the ATD Certification Institute testing windows. This study group focuses on preparation for the Knowledge Exam for the CPTD exam and the APTD exam.

Who can attend? 

The study group is open to anyone interested in preparing for the CPLP exams, this includes: 

  • Any Chapter's members
  • Non-members
  • General public

Study Group Overview:

  •  The study group consists of 12 weekly virtual meetings held on Tuesdays.
  • The sessions are conducted via an easy-to-use online web conferencing tool.
  • The schedule of study group sessions leads up to a testing window for the CPLP Knowledge Exam.
  • All materials focus on the ATD Competency Model. 
  • The resources from the wiki site are available for participants' for preparation and use during the study group sessions for your teach-back on the topic.
  • Certified CPTD may be scheduled as guests for an individual study group session. 

Virtual Study Group Expectations


  • Prepare interactive content that covers your material every week.   
  • Make every effort to attend all sessions and provide at least 24 hours’ notice if you will NOT be able to attend.  You are still responsible for providing your content to the moderators prior to the session.
  • Come prepared to discuss and actively participate in the discussion and interactive learning opportunities.
  • Commit to the success of the virtual study group and your professional development, regardless if you are taking the Knowledge Exam in this cycle or not.  Other people are counting on you.
  • Recognize that all participants come to the group with their own knowledge, skills, and abilities, and challenges.
  • Update the wiki with helpful resources and tools.

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