ATD Competency Model

Both the CPLP® 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. 

What is the CPLP?

The Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) is a certification for talent development professionals offered by the ATD Certification Institute (ATD CI). The credential is broad based and measures a talent development professional's competency in 10 areas of expertise (AOEs) with a focus on global mindset as defined by the latest ATD Competency Model. 

Learn more about the CPLP here. 

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. ATD frequently hears from practitioners the world that they are interested in differentiating their expertise, but with a narrower focus than the CPLP certification.

Learn more about the APTD here

CPLP Recertification

The CPLP credential is valid for three years. Recertification is earned through professional development. CPLPs must accumulate 60 CPLP recertification point within the three-year recertification period. As a part of the recertification process, CPLPs are required to submit a completed application and tracking worksheet providing evidence of their professional development activities. 

Learn more about CPLP recertification here

Regarding the study methods, I would say that our group was a tremendous help (thank you, thank you).  It kept me on track and I then went back to review the chapters, materials that we put together as a group, and completed the practice test questions provided by Owls Ledge, in addition to the pCPLP.  The tests really helped me get used to testing and the types of questions I would encounter - it's been a long time since I've taken a test like this!

Again, thanks for everything!

Shannon W.

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