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Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD)

You are taking a critical step in your professional development by exploring your CPTD certification. Successful CPTDs report that the process of getting their credential was a tremendous growth opportunity, allowing them to learn, give back to the profession, and make a positive impact on their careers.

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  • Explore the CPTD Credential

    The CPTD covers a subset of the knowledge and skills from the Talent Development Capability Model, focusing on skills application and decision-making for more experienced prof... Learn More

  • Prepare for the CPTD

    Ready to start your journey? Boost your confidence and knowledge with prep courses and study tools.

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    Becoming certified can build your skills, increase your earning potential, broaden your career opportunities, and unite you with an elite community of professionals.


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What Topics are Covered?

The CPTD covers a subset of the knowledge and skills from the Talent Development Capability Model, focusing on skills application and decision-making for more experienced professionals.


Talent Development Capability Model

Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) candidates are tested on content covering 22 capabilities from the Talent Development Capability Model. Familiarize yourself with the model and download this detailed test content outline to see what is covered on the exam.

Who is It For?

All CPTD candidates must have at least five years of related work experience and should have deep knowledge and experience applying the principles for enhancing employee talent development. A CPTD understands and can affect the value and impact talent development strategies and solutions bring to the success of an organization.

For more information about the CPTD credential, please download the Certification Handbook at the bottom of this page or email us at CPTDcertification@td.org.






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