Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD)

You Have What It Takes. Prove It With a CPTD or APTD certification!


The Certified Professional in Talent Development Certification (CPTD) is a nationally recognized certification developed by the Association for Talent Development's (ATD) Certification Institute (CI). This designation provides a way for talent development professionals to prove their value to employers and to build confidence in and industry recognition of their knowledge and expertise in the field.

The Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) certification is another professional certification offered by ATD's Certification Institute. This certification is designed for talent development professionals who are in the early part of their career.

About CPTD and APTD


These two certifications are the only credentials used by the U.S. Department of Labor to recognize professional achievement and expert-level skill sets in the talent development industry.

Earning the certifications requires passing an eligibility requirement and exams. 

To learn more about these certifications and what they can for you and your organization, visit the certification pages on the ATD website.

Click here to view a video with local CPTDs/APTDs about the certification process.



Congratulations are in Order

Congrats to CPTDs in Our Area (Oregon and SW Washington)!

  • Lori Akerley, Regence
  • Dan Bilderback, SELCO Community Credit Union
  • Allison Brown
  • Stephanie Chen, Farmers Insurance
  • Noor Delaughn, PSU
  • Michelle Drager, Columbia Bank
  • Susan Edwards, Advanced Performance Associates
  • Gary Ewer, Pratt Electrical Supply
  • Scott Grant, Springbook Software
  • Ralph Hall, Columbia Ultimate
  • Joy Harrison
  • Anna Heinrich
  • Hillarie Hunt, NWEA
  • Margaret Jennings, Kaiser Permanente
  • Christine Jones
  • Candace Kramer, Apply Learning
  • Lucas McQuillan, Datalogic
  • Shannon Milliman, City of Portland
  • Kerri Nussbaum
  • Mellani Ocampo, SELCO Credit Union
  • Karen Pearson, US Bank
  • Dana Pratt, SPHR, New Seasons Market
  • Kristin Quandt, Quandtum
  • Stephanie Sarver
  • Susan Shogren
  • Lynn Stephan, Microchip Technology
  • Joy Turtola
  • Dan Vetter, Vetter Solutions
  • Richard Watson, MBA
  • Jennifer Webster, Business Strategies
  • Amy Westfall, Westfall Learning
  • Maureen Winningham, McAfee
  • Janet Wright, Cambia Health
  • Daniel York, Carson Oil

Congrats to APTDs in our area!

  • Christina Barnes
  • Kristin Gebhart
  • Daniel McGinnis


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