Value of Certification

Have you considered elevating your talents and capabilities by becoming a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) or an Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD)?

Based on the Association for Talent Development's Talent Development Capability Model™, 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 skills
    • Differentiate you in a competitive market
    • Broaden your career opportunities
    • Join an elite professional community

Study Group

Having a support system during your preparation can be extremely beneficial for your success. The ATD Valley of the Sun Chapter partners with several other chapters to offer a virtual study group to support the CPTD.
  • The study group is free to members of the ATD VOS chapter.
  • For non-chapter individuals, it is $100. 

    2022 Fall Study Group

    • Attend the free information session on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 4:30 MST to learn about the certifications. 
    • The cohort will run Tuesdays, August 30 to November 15, 2022  at 4:30 - 6:30 MST
      (time will change to 5:30 - 7:30 pm after November 6) 
      Send an email to Trudy Dave at for more information and to get the ATD VOS registration code after your membership has been confirmed.

      Registration & Study Resources

      When registering for the CPTD or APTD and ordering any materials from ATD, please include the chip code CH8062 which will provide a credit to the Valley of the Sun chapter. This code can be used for all books, materials or workshops you purchase from the national ATD site. 

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