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The Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) and the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) 
are the only credentials covering the talent development profession. 

They are based on the capabilities as defined by the

ATD Talent Development Capability Model

Exciting news...did you know that most of our learning events qualify for continuing education credits for those who hold APTD and/or CPTD certifications?

ATD CI Preapproved Education Provider

Learn more about ATD Certification Institute

Invest in Yourself!

Determine Your Strengths
Discover Development Opportunities
The APTD and CPTD provide talent development professionals the ability to 

  • Shows professional growth
  • Shows mastery in your profession
  • Supports professional standards
  • Broadens your career opportunities
  • Differentiates yourself in the job market

Why Should I Get Certified?

APTD and CPTD Information Sessions

Certification Resources

Certification Resources
CNY ATD provides the following resources to assist individuals in reviewing possible pursuit of APTD or CPTD, and studying and working towards obtaining their APTD or CPTD certifications.

APTD and CPTD Information Sessions provide an introduction to ATD's certifications, the processes for obtaining the credentials, and the resources available to individuals


Certification Resource Listing provides a list of resources for general information about the APTD and CPTD and study resources for pursuing the certifications


Certification Coaches are available to respond to inquiries regarding the APTD and CPTD and to assist CNY ATD members in their pursuit of their APTD or CPTD


 Program offers scholarships for individuals interested in programs in pursuit of professional designation

Certification Coaches

Individuals who have achieved certification who are available to respond to inquiries about certification and to assist CNY ATD members in their pursuit of certification.

Robin Bridson, CPTD

Erin Cunia, CPTD

Binaifer Dabu, CPTD

Steve DeHart, CPTD

Debbie Elwood, APTD

Ingrid Gonzalez-McCurdy, CPTD

Bob Whipple, CPTD


PO Box 6343
Syracuse, NY 13217-6343

Central New York Chapter of 
Association for Talent Development (ATD)

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