ATD Education Opportunities

ATD National members have access to exclusive publications and professional development from the leading association for workplace learning and performance (WLP) professionals.

      • Premiere annual conferences, such as International Conference and Exposition (ICE) and TechKnowledge
      • Webinars and podcasts
      • Knowledge Center that includes an extensive online library and Research Department
      • Certificate programs
      • Online workshops
      • Award winning publications

Visit ATD National for more information about ATD Education opportunities or publications.

The Talent Development Capability Model

ATD has developed a Talent Development Capability Model as a framework to outline what training practitioners need to know and do to develop themselves, others, and their organizations.

The Talent Development Capability Model contains three distinct domains: Building Personal Capability, Impacting Organizational Capability, and Developing Professional Capability.

Click here to learn more about the ATD Talent Development Capability Model

ATD Certifications

Separate yourself from the pack with a competitive advantage by earning certification from the ATD Certification Institute.  The two primary certifications are:

The Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) is a certification for TD professionals with at least 3 years of experience. 

A successful APTD candidate understands that well-designed talent development strategies and solutions contribute to organizational success, and has a strong grounding in the foundational knowledge of the field.

The Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) is a certification for TD professionals with at least 5 years of experience.

This is a broad certification, measuring a professional's knowledge and skill application across the breadth of talent development capabilities

ATD Study Groups and resources are available once your application for certification has been approved by the ATD Certification institute.  Click here for more information about the ATD APTD and CPTD certifications.

Other Resources

ATD provides a number of additional resources, including the following:


ATD offers watch-and-learn webcasts, hosted by WebEx. Always your convenience.

Become a Power Member (joint Chapter and National membership) for discounts to all these education events and products! Visit ATD Membership to learn the value of ATD membership access to all resources.

Special Interest Groups

Local chapter members have the opportunity to create and join Special Interest Groups (SIG) on a number of topics.  Active chapter members can click here for more information.

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