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Choosing the Right Credential: APTD or CPLP?

Thursday, August 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Holly Batts, Associate Director, ATD and Susan Kaiden, APTD, Senior Project Manager, ATD

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Have you been considering earning an ATD credential, but are not sure which one is right for you? Join us for this interactive webcast to hear about ATD's two certifications: the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) and the Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD). We'll also be talking about what's new in certification, such as the test-out options for the CPLP Knowledge Exam.

By the end of this webcast, you will be able to answer the following questions:

  • What are the eligibility requirements for the CPLP and APTD?
  • What are the differences between the two credentials?
  • How can I qualify to test out of portions of the APTD and CPLP knowledge exams?
  • What can I do if I'm not ready to pursue a certification?
  • What options exist to help me prepare to take either exam?

Please join Holly Batts, Associate Director of ATD's Certification Insitute, and Sue Kaiden, Project Manager, Credentialing for ATD, to learn more about ATD credentialing and education options. Be sure to submit a question you are hoping the presenters will answer during this webcast!


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Holly Batts
Holly Batts

Associate Director, ATD

Holly Batts is associate director of ATD's Certification Institute, with more than 15 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector. Her background in developing and maintaining certification programs includes mid- to high-stakes assessments, extensive work with organizing SMEs, and a thorough understanding of the certification process. Holly has an MS in organizational leadership, as well as the Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Association Executive (CAE) certifications.

Susan Kaiden, APTD
Susan Kaiden, APTD

Senior Project Manager, ATD

Sue Kaiden is project manager of credentialing for the Association for Talent Development. In this role, Sue manages the preparation products used by candidates for the CPLP and APTD credentials. Prior to joining the certification team, Sue was the Manager of the Career Development community at ATD where she managed content and services related to career development, including ATD's job bank.

Before coming to ATD, Sue held executive and consulting roles in the healthcare, IT, and nonprofit sectors and founded a career coaching firm, CareerEdge. In addition, she started a job search support program for unemployed and underemployed people in the Philadelphia area which she ran for 11 years. Through this program and her coaching practice, Sue helped hundreds of people find meaningful work. Sue is the author of Keeping Your Career on Track (TD at Work) and the editor of Find Your Fit: A Practical Guide to Landing a Job You'll Love, a book written with 16 top-notch career coaches, published in October 2016. Sue holds an MBA from Cornell University, a BS from Miami University (Ohio), and is a certified Myers Briggs (MBTI) and Strong Interest Inventory practitioner.  

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