APTD & CPTD Certifications

Are you interested in earning a certification that demonstrates your knowledge and experience in Talent Development?

Earn Professional Development points, required to maintain your certification status, by attending Orange County chapter events.

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Certifications are offered by the Association for Talent Development (ATD) https://www.td.org/certification

At a minimum, study preparation typically includes:

The Talent Development Body of Knowledge

Submitting an application to test:



Practice Tests now available for purchase.

ATD-Orange County is part of a Virtual Multi-Chapter Study Group that offers two CPTD preparation series each year (Spring and Fall). As a member of the ATD - Orange County, this study group is FREE.  

If you are not already a member, please consider joining  the Orange County chapter to participate in this study group and have access to all the benefits of membership! 

This CPTD Virtual Multi-Chapter Study Group is coordinated through the Rocky Mountain Chapter

If you are interested in preparing for the APTD exam, explore the APTD study groups hosted through other chapters.

Each CPTD study group series begins with a free information session which will be posted on our ATD - Orange County Calendar of Events.

If you would like to speak to a ATD Orange County Member about their experience earning the certification, please email certifications@atdoc.org.

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