ATD Golden Gate – Professional Development and Recertification Points :

The Golden Gate Chapter has been pre-approved by the ATD Certification Institute to offer educational programs that can be used towards initial eligibility and recertification of the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credentials.  The APTD and CPTD certifications are awarded by the ATD Certification Institute.

Our ATD Golden Gate programs have always supported the development of the capabilities in the Talent Development Capability Model. Getting the pre-approval to offer these points is one new way that we can support APTD and CPTD certification holders and those working to earn their certifications.  On each pre-approved event sign-up page you will see the professional development points listed for that event. Points can be earned by attending the event.

Whether you are a Talent Development professional in the larger Talent Development community or in our very own chapter, we hope to see you at one of our Pre-Approved events soon!

Events include:

  • Monthly Chapter Programs
  • Professional Development Workshops
  • Chapter SIG programs (other than annual parties, etc. if offered)
  • Geographical Interest Groups (other than annual parties, etc. if offered)
  • TED Discussions
  • Webinars and Special Events that provide content

Always check the Event Listing page to see what is coming up

Certification Study Groups

If you are interested in learning more about APTD and CPTD certifications, click here to go to learn more.

ATD Golden Gate runs a study group for those looking to get ahead in their career and achieve their certification. We are here to support you with your study journey. Visit our certifications web page ( ) to learn more about the study group. If you’d like to talk to someone about their experience and chapter resources, email