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Join the CPTD/APTD Virtual Study Group!

Free for ATD Austin Members 

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

Based on the Association for Talent Development (ATD) capability model*, the 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 your skills
  • Differentiate you in a competitive market
  • Broaden your career opportunities
  • Join an elite professional community

About the Models

The CPTD is grounded in the ATD Capabilities model and covers a subset of knowledge and skills and it focuses on the application of knowledge and decision making.

How is the APTD different from the CPTD?

The APTD designation is intended for those early in their career with three to five years of experience in talent development. The APTD focuses on a subset of capabilities from the Talent Development Capability Model and how to use that knowledge in talent development. 

  • Learn more about the APTD certification from the ATD website:

Upcoming Study Group Schedule

Having a support system during your preparation can be extremely beneficial for your success. The ATD Austin Chapter partners with several other chapters to offer a virtual study group to support both the CPTD and the APTD. Gain support for the 2022 APTD and CPTD testing windows.


  •  Chapter members - FREE
  •  Non-chapter members - $100  
Click here for membership information.  

Spring 2022

Be prepared for:

APTD May testing window or CPTD June testing window

Fall 2022

Be prepared for: 

APTD November testing window or CPTD December testing window

Amy Limbacher, CPTD

Director of CPTD/APTD - ATD Austin 

For more information email Amy at .She can also provide you with the ATD VOS registration code after your membership has been confirmed.

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The Talent Development Body of Knowledge (TDBoK) is the first-ever, comprehensive collection of concepts, definitions, methodologies, and examples covering the 23 Capability Areas identified in the Talent Development Capability Model.

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