Have you considered elevating your talents and skills by becoming a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD)?

Based on the  Association for Talent Development (ATD) capability model , the CPTD is an esteemed credential. The preparation is an intense process that takes several months and has many benefits:

      • Build and validate skills
      • Increase earning potential
      • Differentiate yourself in a competitive market
      • Broaden career opportunities
      • Join an elite professional community


Having a support system as you prepare for the CPTD exam can have a big impact on your success and we're here for you! 

Ann Arbor ATD is hosting a study group for current CPTD candidates pursuing certification.

Cohort Details

  • This study group is aligned with testing window:  1 February 2024 - 30 April 2024 as well as the first weeks of the testing window starting 1 April 2024 - 30 June 2024.
  • Attend the information session / kickoff on Sunday, 14 January 2024 7:30 PM EST for free to learn more!
  • The cohort will run Sundays, 21 January – 31 March 2024 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM EST. 

    Please click HERE to submit your interest for the Spring 2024 cohort of the CPTD Study Group.

    If you have any questions, you can email certification@a2atd.org.



    • Lisa Garcia, CPTD

    Who Can Attend?

    The study group is open to anyone interested in preparing for the CPTD exam, this includes:

    • Any member of an ATD local Chapter
    • Non-members
    • General public

    Cost: $60 USD for non-members and general public, $30 to Ann Arbor ATD members and chapter affiliates

    What To Expect:
    The study group sessions are typically structured as follows:

    • Informational session for kickoff
    • 11 weekly sessions focused on the three capability areas
    • The virtual study group sessions are meant to supplement your independent study. The sessions provide a chance to reinforce knowledge through discussion, clarification of key points, shared resources, and key test taking strategies. Each study group session is moderated by one or more facilitators from the A2ATD chapter. It is ideal if each participant has access to the CPTD Certification Preparation Course but not required.

    Study Group Overview:

    • The study group (excluding kickoff) consists of 11 weekly virtual meetings, held on Sundays.
    • The sessions are conducted via an easy-to-use online web conferencing tool.
    • The schedule of study group sessions leads up to a testing window for the CPTD exam.
    • All materials focus on the Talent Development Capability Model.
    • Certified CPTDs and experts in the capability areas may be scheduled as guest speakers during an individual study group session. 

    Study Materials:

    No study materials are provided specifically from this study group.  You have the option of purchasing resources from ATD, such as the TDBok or the CPTD Preparation Course from ATD.  If purchasing these resources, please include the code CH5058 which will provide a credit to the Ann Arbor chapter. Click here to get additional information about preparation materials.

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Can I participate if I am not an ATD member?

    • Yes, non-members are welcome to join the CPTD virtual study group sessions. The sessions are open to the public from anywhere in the world.  If you are from a time zone that is not conducive to meeting at this time.  We are happy to connect you with others in your geographic region.

    Will I have free access to the CPTD Certification Preparation Course to prepare for the exam as a participant of the virtual study group?

          • No, the CPTD Certification Preparation Course is a digital resource purchased from ATD's global organization found here: https://www.td.org/education-courses/cptd-certification-preparation-course. You are responsible for purchasing access to this online program if it fits your study plan. It is recommended but not required to be a part of the study group. Please remember to use Ann Arbor ATD's CHiP code, CH5058, when you checkout from the ATD Store.

    Please feel free to send any additional questions to certification@a2atd.org.

      CPTD Study Dates - Spring 2024

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