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APTD – Associate Professional in Talent Development

I bought my test spot which was $699 for the exam…not cheap at all. My exam is in November and it’s 2 hours with 115 multiple choice questions. The other requirements were 28 professional development hours and 3 years in the learning and development field. I submitted the application listing all my professional development hours and I barely meet the 3 year requirement. Phew!

I decided to buy the (not cheap) Talent Development Book of Knowledge (TDBoK) for $395 because it has all the topics that the exam will go over. It explains all the concepts, but it doesn’t explain how to use them. I’m confident that I can figure out how to apply the concepts with the other resources provided in the APTD PDF. I’m waiting until next month to buy the TDBoK because I don’t have enough money in my business account. I would like all of this to go on my business account so I can write it off in my taxes and I, personally, don’t have to pay for it. The digital version is $295, but you only get it for 1 year and I like hard copy text. I’d like to keep the book to use it as reference later. (I spent all this money on the book. I should get something out of it)

About the Author
<h5>Lauren Kristensen</h5>
Lauren Kristensen

Lauren Kristensen is the owner of Kristensen Designs Inc. She started out as a news producer in 2018. She quickly learned it didn't matter how important the news was, all that mattered was how entertaining it was. For example, high speed car chases, car wrecks, building fires, etc. deserved more attention than state legislative bills or local special elections. Lauren decided she didn't agree with this hierarchy and wanted to focus more on education. She believes helping the individual reach his/her full potential through learning and development is the way to go.


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