CPTD stands for Certified Professional in Talent Development. The CPTD is a professional certification for talent development practitioners with deep knowledge and experience applying the principles for enhancing employee workplace learning and performance. A CPTD credential holder understands and can affect the value and impact talent development strategies and solutions bring to the success of an organization. The CPTD is designed for talent development professionals with at least five years of relevant work experience.
This practice-based credential is not a course but an assessment to validate that candidates can apply their knowledge and skills to real-life L&D scenarios.
To earn the credential, candidates must meet eligibility requirements, which include having at least five years of professional experience and at least 60 hours of professional development in talent development where the candidate is the learner. Eligible candidates must then successfully complete a 150-item exam designed to assess the critical thinking and professional judgement used during day-to-day talent development activities, as described in the Talent Development Capability Model. More information about the CPTD credential can be found here: td.org/certification/cptd/introduction.
This credential was formerly called the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP).