Log in

ATD Greater AtLanta

Log in

ATD Greater Atlanta

Log in

Virtual APTD/CPTD Study Group

ATD Greater Atlanta will host a virtual study group in Spring 2024.

There will be sessions leading up to the ATD Certification Institute testing windows. These study groups will focus on preparation for the APTD certification Knowledge Exam.

Register Now


Are you looking to take your career to the next level in 2024?

Looking for a way to stand out from the crowd of applicants applying to the same jobs as you?

Ever considered elevating your skills by becoming a Certified Talent Development Professional?

Based on the Association for Talent Development (ATD) capability model, the APTD and CPTD are  esteemed credentials. Below are just a few benefits of obtaining your certification:

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

The preparation can be an intense process and may take several months. Do you have a plan? Do you have a support network? Do you need some guidance on this journey?

If so, join ATD Greater Atlanta's APTD/CPTD study group and enjoy the many benefits:

    • Weekly sessions held virtually with SMEs, APTD/CPTD credential holders, knowledgeable presenters
    • Study plan following the APTD Exam Content Outline
    • Review plan provided for after study group ends
    • Weekly group discussions and Q&A 

*Bonuses for ATD Greater Atlanta Chapter Members ($400 value)

    • Access to Degreed platform
    • Carefully curated and customized learning plan within Degreed platform
    • Downloadable study planner with matching reading reference list
    • Access to Slack Study Group Channel

If you would like to receive the member-only benefits, click HERE to join ATD Greater Atlanta.

         Talent Development Capability Model

Register Here

Session Information

Meeting Format

  • 14 weekly virtual sessions

Who Can Attend?

This study group is open to anyone interested in preparing for the APTD or CPTD exams, including:

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

*Note: This study group does not go into the level of detail  that a CPTD study group might because we are covering the APTD exam content outline only. However, candidates for either exam can benefit from the resources, discussions, and support network.

Registrant Information:

  • Anyone interested in pursuing their APTD or CPTD certification is invited to participate.
  • Participants should purchase the TDBoK book (we will use it as our guide)
  • This is a study group, not a preparation course. Participants should have their own personal study plan and come prepared to discuss topics following the TD Capability model.
  • Review the APTD Certification Handbook for details on certification and the exam.

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

  • 14 weekly sessions will focus on the capability model.
  • The virtual (Zoom) 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 ATD local chapters.
  • This group is a great way to keep accountable and also get encouragement!
  • Most sessions will count as 1-2 hours of Professional Development towards meeting the certification requirements (announced at the start of each session)
  • Certified APTD and CPTDs and experts in the capability areas may be scheduled as guest speakers during study group sessions. 
Register Today

For more information, contact

Talent Development Capability Model

Additional Resources

Below you will find some resources that we think will be helpful along this journey. 

Talent Development Body of Knowledge

The Talent Development Body of Knowledge is the definitive resource for the TD profession. It covers all 23 capabilities in the Talent Development Capability Model and can serve as an important resource for exam preparation. 

Take Me There

ATD Certification Homepage

The ATD Certification Institute (ATD CI) is an independent organization created by ATD to take the lead and set industry standards for the talent development profession.

Take Me There

Talent Development Capability Model

Action is easy when you have the right framework. Discover the knowledge and skills that will empower the growth and development of talent development professionals. Choose a learning path, set a plan and track your progress in the interactive site.

Take Me There

 Chapter ChIP Code CH9047

Looking for something?

Connect with us on Social Media

Call Us:
(770) 421-5315

Email Us:

Write Us:
6595 Roswell Road, Suite G
PMB 56468
Atlanta, GA 30328

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors:



Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software