• Wednesday, October 27, 2021
  • 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday, January 19, 2022
  • 8:00 PM
  • Virtual!


Registration is closed

Sign up for our inaugural cohort!

Having a support system during your preparation for the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) exam can be extremely beneficial for your success.  Our Chapter is partnering with several other New England chapters to offer a virtual study group to support candidates of the CPTD exam. 

This study group is ideal if you are considering the February – April ATD Certification Institute testing window but would benefit anyone preparing for the exam during 2022. 

Study Group Information

Fall Cohort Dates

  • Weekly Sessions: October 27, 2021 through January 19, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Eastern time (No session on November 24). 

  • Participants must purchase the CPTD study materials on their own. The Talent Development Body of Knowledge (TDBoK) is available at TD.org for $195 National member/$295 non-member. Please use your chapter code, available from your chapter leaders. 

Who Can Attend?

  • The study group is open to ATD national and local chapter members who are interested in preparing for the CPTD exam.

Registrant Information

  • There is a cost of $75 per member. The registration link on the Maine ATD website can be used by any National / New England Chapter member.   If you are a member of the ATD Central Massachusetts chapter, use this link to register

  • Registered participants will be sent the virtual meeting logon information via email in advance of the first session.

Value of Certification

Based upon the ATD Capability Model, CPTD is an esteemed credential provided to talent development professionals who successfully complete the requirement. The preparation is an intense process that takes several months and has many benefits:

  • Build and validate talent development skills

  • Differentiate yourself in a competitive market

  • Broaden your career opportunities

  • Join an elite professional community

The CPTD exam is grounded in the ATD Talent Development Capability Model and covers a subset of knowledge and skills and focuses on the application of knowledge and decision making.

The CPTD is a professional certification for Talent Development 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.

Successful CPTDs report that the process of studying and getting their CPTD designation was a tremendous growth opportunity, allowing them to both learn and give back to the profession, and made a positive impact on their careers.

For more information, please contact Sheila Adkins, CPTD at sheila.adkins@swimtothesky.com 

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