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Pre-Approved Provider

ATD Central Florida chapter has been pre-approved as a provider of eligibility and recertification professional development for two ATD Certifications: APTD and CPTD.

We proudly offer study groups and other forms of professional support for those seeking to step up their professional development with the highly-regarded APTD and CPTD certifications.

What are the benefits of certification?

There are many benefits of certification, visit the ATD website to learn more. Benefits of certification. 

APTD & CPTD Information

ATD Competency Model

Both the CPTD® and the APTD® are based upon the ATD Competency Model. The ATD Competency Model redefines the skills and knowledge required for talent development professionals to be successful now and in the future. It captures changes driven by digital, mobile, and social technology; demographic shifts; globalization; and economic forces.

APTD Certification

What is the APTD?

The Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) will serve the needs of talent development professionals who are in the early part of their career or whose professional roles and aspirations are focused on a few AOEs. Learn more about the APTD here


2022 APTD Handbook

CPTD Certification

What is the CPTD?

The Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) is a professional certification for TD professionals with at least five years of experience. It is broad and measures a professional’s knowledge and skill application across the breadth of talent development capabilities. Learn more about the CPTD here.


2022 CPTD Handbook


How do I get recertified?

  • The APTD® and CPTD® credentials are valid for three years.
  • APTDs must earn 40 recertification points and CPTDs must earn 60 recertification points every three years to maintain their credential.
  • Recertification points may be earned through a variety of activities including continuing education on topics outlined in the ATD Capability Model.
  • Recertification policies


The ATD Central Florida chapter along with our partner chapters host the Multi-chapter Virtual Study Group for those pursuing the CPTD designation.  If you are interested in an APTD virtual study group, visit here ATD Chapter Study Groups.

Our partner chapters include:


Contact our Director of Certifications at

ATD Certification Exam Windows

Please visit the ATD website for information about exam windows. The study group is scheduled to end right at the opening of an exam window. 

APTD Exam Windows

CPTD Exam Windows

APTD/CPTD Study Group Leaders

Our APTD/CPTD study group leaders consist of members from the host Chapters. 

Director of Certifications
 Study Group Leader  Title  Chapter
 Trudy Dave Director of Certifications Arizona-Valley of the Sun
Amy Limbacher and Eva Olesky Director of Certifications  Austin
Anita TorresDirector of Certifications Central Florida
Cheryl Stanley  Director of CertificationsDallas
Remy Biglow Director of Certifications Golden Gate
Jeff Miller Director of CertificationsGreater Las Vegas
Tom Partridge and Lynn Nissen Director of Certifications Orange County
I. Dominique "D" RossDirector of CertificationsRocky Mountain
Elizabeth BayeeDirector of CertificationsRocky Mountain (Denver Metro)
 Andy MorrisDirector of CertificationsSoutheastern Wisconsin
Lori Ann RothDirector of CertificationsSuncoast


Would your Chapter like to co-host the CPTD Study Group? Contact the Director of Certifications, Anita Torres, at for more information.

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