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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:

  • Build and validate your skills
  • Differentiate you in a competitive market
  • Broaden your career opportunities
  • Join an elite professional community

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 websitehttps://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:

  1. Training delivery
  2. Instructional design
  3. Learning technologies

Evaluating learning impact and the foundational competency of Global Mindset are also included in questions.

Learn more about the APTD certification from the ATD websitehttps://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 $100 for CPTD and $50 for APTD candidates.

Support for the 2021 APTD and CPTD testing windows


  • Attend the information session on Tuesday, Feb 23 @ 6:30 CST.
  • Virtual Study Group dates: Mar 2 - May 18, every Tuesday night from 6:30 to 8:30 pm CST. 
  • Be prepared for APTD May testing window or CPTD June testing window.

Spring information session - Feb. 23, 2021

Spring Study Group: March 2 to May 18, 2021


  • Attend the information session on Tuesday, Aug 24 @ 6:30 CST.
  • Virtual Study Group dates: Aug 31 - Nov 16, every Tuesday night from 6:30 to 8:30 pm CST. 
  • Be prepared for APTD Nov testing window or CPTD Dec testing window.

Fall Information Session - Aug. 24, 2021

Fall Study Group: Aug. 31 to Nov. 18, 2021

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.


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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.

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