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Getting Certified Series: Setting yourself up for success

  • July 09, 2024
  • July 30, 2024
  • 4 sessions
  • July 09, 2024, 4:00 PM 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • July 16, 2024, 4:00 PM 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • July 23, 2024, 4:00 PM 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • July 30, 2024, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (PDT)
  • Zoom - Confirmation email contains access


  • Join the chapter for 1 year and pay the member rate for this series!


If you're interested in the APTD or CPTD certification, this learning series is for you! It'll help you gain the confidence to start your journey and the knowledge to navigate the process. You'll learn more about the time and financial commitment, review the exam preparation resources, and network with a community of professionals with similar goals.

Each session will be facilitated by a professional who has gone through the certification process.

The topics for each session are:

  • Return on Investment

  • Getting Started on Your Certification Journey

  • How to Study for the Exam

  • Taking the Exam


  • Analyze the benefits of getting certified (e.g., career progression, develop capabilities)

  • Plan your time commitment and analyze testing windows 

  • Identifying potential communities and resources to explore

  • Get tips on how to effectively study for the exam

  • Know what to expect when you take the exam (in-person or remote)

If you are considering certification or have already started studying, please join us! 

About your facilitators

Bethany Kline (Instructional Designer at Community Transit), Craig Snyder (Senior Instructional Designer at T-Mobile), Helen Cheng (Senior Instructional Designer at Clio), and Jessica Kennedy (Learning Experience Architect at ASRC Industrial) have earned their professional certification through ATD in the past three years. The process of studying for their CPTD designation was a tremendous growth opportunity for them. They’re giving back to the TD community by supporting others on the certification journey, sharing their unique perspective and answering questions in this special event series.

About your host

Nick Bade is the Director of Learning and Development for Columbia Distributing, LEAN Green Belt certified in Knowledge Transfer, and ATDps’ ProDev Manager.  He has a proven track record in content creation, instructional design, and graphic design. Nick is skilled in delivering engaging and effective training programs, leveraging expertise as a teacher and radio personality to communicate ideas with clarity and charisma. He excels in designing impactful learning experiences that inspire and empower learners. 


Capabilities: Knowledge Management, Career & Leadership Development, Lifelong Learning, Future Readiness



ATD Puget Sound Chapter
P.O. Box 46573
Seattle, WA 98146



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