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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. 

    2024 Spring Study Group

    • Attend the free information session on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 5:30 MST to learn about the certifications. 
    • The cohort will run Tuesdays
      February 27 -- May 14, 2024 at 5:30 - 7:30 MST(time will change to 4:30 - 6:30 pm after March 10, 2024) 

      There will be another study group in the spring of 2023, dates to be determined. 

      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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