Preparing for the APTD - Instructor Led Workshop

Begin your journey to become a Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD).

This two-day intensive workshop is designed to help you take some of the guess-work out of preparing for the Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) certification. In this program, you will take an in-depth approach to the three-primary exam Area of Expertise (AOE), while using the APTD Learning System as your primary study tool.

This interactive workshop includes engaging and reflective exercises to help you identify your knowledge gaps, and create a plan to maximize your preparation time. We will also explore post-workshop study tips and strategies to help provide you with additional focus and support.

Each course group will have access to an online community for their course and will be enrolled in an ongoing community after the course ends.

About the ATD Learning System

The registration fee includes online access to the ATD Learning System. The Learning System, will be offered in both a digital access format and a fully searchable and printable PDF. The ten modules (Areas of Expertise) will be accessible by course participants during and after the course. The ATD Learning System is required for this program.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify the APTD certification timeline and requirements for completion.
  • Define the core concepts for each AOE in the APTD Learning System.
  • Create a personalized study plan by identifying knowledge gaps based on content presented for each AOE.
  • Apply test-taking strategies for the program exam.


This program is designed for those who have the following qualifications:

  • Talent professionals in the early part of their career or whose professional roles focus on a few areas of expertise (AOEs) as defined by the ATD Competency Model.
  • Three years of relevant work experience in the talent development profession.
  • Have decided that certification aligns with your career goals.
  • Have achieved an ATD Masters Program designation, and would like to focus on gaining more in depth knowledge of other AOEs.

Facilitator Information

Julie PatrickJulie Patrick – Julie Patrick is a learning and performance consultant with JP Learning Associates. She has been a trainer, facilitator, and instructional designer since 1992 and was a co-leader in the creation of the ATD Master Trainer Program. As a former manager of a corporate university, Julie was responsible for new employee orientation, leadership and management, sales, client training, systems, and administrative training programs. She also serves as an in-person and online facilitator for ATD's Creating New Supervisor Training Programs Certificate and Training Certificate. She also wrote the "Creating Training Manuals" and "Creative Facilitation Techniques for Training" Infoline issues.


To purchase this program and an ATD 2018 conference registration, you will need to add both to your shopping cart during the registration checkout process.


May 04-05, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. each day

ATD Member: US $895
Nonmember: US $1,195*

The registration fee includes all course materials and is separate from general conference registration fees.


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For additional information on this program, please contact ATD Customer Care at or 703.683.8100.