Preparing for the APTD - Instructor Led Workshop

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

This comprehensive certification preparation experience is designed to accelerate your knowledge of the areas of expertise tested on the Associate Professional for Talent Development certification exam. The course provides in-depth coverage of the content in the three main AOEs covered on the APTD exam: instructional design, training delivery, and learning technologies. The course also includes material from the evaluating learning impact and building a global mindset AOEs because they are touched upon in the exam. You will receive free access to the ATD Learning System: APTD Edition, as well as an APTD Learner Community for ongoing peer support.

You will receive free access to the ATD Learning System: APTD Edition, as well as an APTD Learner Community for ongoing peer support.

This workshop runs May 17-18, 2019. The workshop begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. each day.

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.


Earn 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program.


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


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.
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.