Associate Professional in Talent Development
An APTD has early career experience and understands that well-designed talent development strategies and solutions contribute to organizational success. APTDs can affect the development, implementation, and evaluation of learning solutions that impact an organization’s ability to achieve its goals and drive competitive advantage. The foundational knowledge of an APTD is defined in the Talent Development Capability Model and includes key personal, professional & organizational knowledge areas.
- Content Management
- Development & delivery of training
- Facilitation Of Learning
- Instructional Design
- Learning Science
- Learning Theories
- Learning With Technology
- Measurement And Evalulation Of Training
- Needs Assessment
- Training Delivery
Document at least three years’ experience in the talent development field or related fields/disciplines, such as human resources, higher education, or similar. Candidates must also document at least 28 hours of professional development in talent development content tied to the Developing Professional Capability and/or Impacting Organizational Capability of the Talent Development Capability Model.
Pass a comprehensive, standardized exam. The APTD exam is a two-hour exam composed of 115 multiple-choice questions, 100 of which are scored.
Adhere to a Code of Ethics and re-certify every three (3) years through at least 40 points of continuing professional development.