CPTD Study Group

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ATD Long Island is partnering with the Ann Arbor ATD Chapter to offer a virtual CPTD study group prior to the next testing window. This study group can assist with your preparation by providing a structured group learning program and connections to other professionals who are actively preparing for the exam.

The Winter 2022 study group is now open for registration.

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This study group is aligned with testing window: 3 October - 21 December 2022 as well as the first weeks of the testing window starting 1 December 2022 - 28 February 2023. The cohort will run Sundays, 18 September – 4 December 2022 from 7:30 - 9:30 PM EST



 September 11 Information Session / Kick off Meeting
 September 18


Emotional Intelligence & Decision Making

September 25

Collaboration & Leadership

Cultural Awareness & Inclusion

October 2

Project Management

Compliance & Ethical Behavior

October 9

Learning Sciences

Instructional Design

October 16

Training Delivery & Facilitation

Technology Application

October 23

Knowledge Management

Career & Leadership Development

October 30


Evaluation Impact

November 6

Business Insight

Consulting & Business

November 13

Organizational Development & Culture

Talent Strategy & Management

November 20

Performance Improvement

Change Management

December 4

Data & Analytics

Future Readiness

Frequently Asked Questions

Please feel free to send any additional questions to certification@a2atd.org

Who Can Attend?

The study group is open to anyone interested in preparing for the CPTD exam, this includes:

  • Any member of an ATD local Chapter

  • Non-members

  • General public

How Much Does it Cost?

$40 USD for non-members and general public, $20 to Ann Arbor ATD members and chapter affiliates.

What Should I Expect:
The study group sessions are typically structured as follows:

  • Informational session for kickoff

  • 11 weekly sessions focused on the three capability areas

  • The virtual study group sessions are meant to supplement your independent study. The sessions provide a chance to reinforce knowledge through discussion, clarification of key points, shared resources, and key test taking strategies. Each study group session is moderated by one or more facilitators from the A2ATD chapter. It is ideal if each participant has access to the CPTD Certification Preparation Course but not required.

Study Group Overview:

  • The study group (excluding kickoff) consists of 11 weekly virtual meetings, held on Sundays.

  • The sessions are conducted via an easy-to-use online web conferencing tool.

  • The schedule of study group sessions leads up to a testing window for the CPTD exam.

  • All materials focus on the Talent Development Capability Model.

  • Certified CPTDs and experts in the capability areas may be scheduled as guest speakers during an individual study group session. 

Will I Receive Study Materials?

No study materials are provided specifically from this study group. You have the option of purchasing resources from ATD, such as the TDBok or the CPTD Preparation Course from ATD. If purchasing these resources, please include the code CH1079 which will provide a credit to ATD Long Island. Click here to get additional information about preparation materials.

Can I participate if I am not an ATD member?

Yes, non-members are welcome to join the CPTD virtual study group sessions. The sessions are open to the public from anywhere in the world.  If you are from a time zone that is not conducive to meeting at this time we are happy to connect you with others in your geographic region.

Will I have free access to the CPTD Certification Preparation Course to prepare for the exam as a participant of the virtual study group?

No, the CPTD Certification Preparation Course is a digital resource purchased from ATD's global organization found here: https://www.td.org/education-courses/cptd-certification-preparation-course. You are responsible for purchasing access to this online program if it fits your study plan. It is recommended but not required to be a part of the study group. Please remember to use ATD Long Island's CHiP code, CH1079, when you checkout from the ATD Store.

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