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Certifications: Way to learn a career field and master content

Imagine you are traveling the Career Highway of life next to Career City.  You decide to explore a career. The vehicle you drive you decide to take the “Explore Careers” exit.  You plan to use the explore career resources in Career City, here are some resources that you may find useful.

Certifications: Ways to learn a career field and master content

Certifications can be a way to learn about a particular field.  Certifications can be a way to show that you can mastered a particular content area.  Certifications can come from a variety of places like career associations, educational institutions, and government agencies.

Example the Association of Talent Development (ATD)

Let’s look at an example of certifications from a career association called the Association of Talent Development (ATD).  The Association of Talent Development (ATD) is a training association designed to help people learn. Details about the association is found at www.td.org.

Certifications can be a way to show the world that you have mastered a level of expertise in the Learning & Development Profession.

Association of Talent Development provides the following certifications for people.

(1)        Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD)

Experience needed in field before can take exam: 5 years

What certification based upon:
Certification based upon the Talent Development Capability Model.
The model gives information on what a person needs to know in the Learning & Development field.
The model has 7 capabilities.
Each capacity will vary between 4 to 10 knowledge and skill statements.
Details at https://tdcapability.org/#/personal/lifelong-learning.

Cost: $900 for members of ATD; $1,250 for non-members

Specific information can be found at:
You can find information on the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) on the following web site page https://www.td.org/certification/cptd/introduction

Handbook can be downloaded:
A person can download a handbook that explains the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) as “2021 CPTD Certification Handbook” located at https://www.td.org/certification/cptd/eligibility

 

(2)        The Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD)

Experience needed in field before can take exam: 3 years

What certification based upon:
Certification based upon the Talent Development Capability Model.
The model gives information that can help a person understand what required in the Learning & Development field.
The model has 7 capabilities.
Each capacity will vary between 4 to 10 knowledge and skill statements.
Details at https://tdcapability.org/#/personal/lifelong-learning.

Cost: $499 for members of ATD; $699 for non-members

Specific information can be found at:
Specific information on The Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) can be found at https://www.td.org/certification/aptd/introduction

Handbook can be downloaded:
A person can download a handbook that explains The Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) as “2021 Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) Certification Handbook” located at https://www.td.org/certification/aptd/eligibility

These are some of the examples that you can obtain from certifications from a career association.

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