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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


2020 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.


2020 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 for 2021


The ATD Central Florida chapter along with our partner chapters hosts APTD/CPTD study groups for those pursuing the APTD/CPTD designation. Our partner chapters include:


Contact our Director of Certifications at certifications@atdcfl.org

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. 

 Study Group Leader  Title  Chapter
Yvonne Bogard, CPTD Certifications Director  Rocky Mountain
Mary Bolton, CPTD CPTD Director  West Virginia
Trudy Dave, M.ED, CPTD CPTD Director  Valley of the Sun
Amy Limbacher, CPTD CPTD Director  Austin
Lori Ann Roth, Ph.D., CPTD CPTD Director  Florida Suncoast
Anita Torres, M.S., CPTD, CEC, ACC
Director of CertificationsCentral Florida
Cindy Wihelms, CPTD
VolunteerValley of the Sun

Would your Chapter like to co-host the CPTD Study Group? Contact the ATD Central Florida at president@atdcfl.org for more information.

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