CPTD Study Group - Fall 2023
ATD Houston is hosting a study group for CPTD candidates pursuing certification. The Professional Development team is creating this opportunity to network, learn, and aspire together.
The first meeting will be held on Sep 21, 2023, which will be an opportunity to meet the subgroup members and create a focused plan of attack.
The final date scheduled for a formal meeting is Dec 21, 2023. This gives participants several weeks to review the material and prepare to take the test.
What to expect
SubgroupsSubgroups are self-directed based on what the group members feel will work best in preparing for the exam.
Frequently Asked Questions
CAN I PARTICIPATE IF I AM NOT AN ATD MEMBER?
Yes, non-members are welcome to join the CPTD virtual study group sessions. If you can make the 7p CT Thursday meetings, we are happy to have you.
I DON’T LIKE VIRTUAL MEETINGS, IS THERE A LIVE OPTION?
The study group is primarily a virtual study group. However, we realize that chapter members may live relatively close to one another and could like to meet live. Therefore, we will strive to group members based on geography so that the option for a hybrid meeting is available. Members could meet live and then call into the videoconference for the meeting and discussion.
WILL I HAVE FREE ACCESS TO THE CPTD CERTIFICATION PREPARATION COURSE TO PREPARE FOR THE EXAM AS A PARTICIPANT IN THE VIRTUAL STUDY GROUP?
No. The CPTD Certification Preparation Course is a digital resource purchased from ATD's global organization. For more information, please go here. The CPTD Certification Preparation Course is not required to be a part of the study group.
Individuals are responsible for purchasing access to the online program if it fits their study plan. ATD does not want members of study groups to share the online content with others.
Ifyou purchase the course, please use the Houston chapter’s CHiP code, CH7032, when you checkout from the ATD Store.
Why Challenge Yourself?
Value of the CPTDBuild and validate your skillset.
Demonstrate your learning mindset
Increase your earning potential.
Differentiate yourself in a competitive market.
Broaden career opportunities.
Join an elite professional community.
ATD capability model
In 2000, ATD introduced an updated capability model. The CPTD is based on the Association for Talent Development (ATD) capability model, which includes 22 capabilities in three domains. Preparation to take the CPTD examination requires months of study to feel comfortable on the three domains.