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ASAE and APU support your success through education

The ATD Certification Institute and APU support your success through education.

Helping your workforce reach their goals is our shared priority.

The Association for Talent Development (ATD) and American Public University (APU) are working together to offer you flexible and affordable online certificates and degree programs. Whether you’re focused on human resources, management, training, or talent and development, APU provides an affordable, career-relevant education designed to help you meet your professional goals.

APU is part of the accredited American Public University System. Our online courses and flexible programs are designed to fit the demanding schedules of employees like you.

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Professionals holding the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) certification from ATD can receive these educational benefits at APU.

  • 3 graduate-level transfer credits to be applied towards MGMT603 Organizational Development (either as a required core course or as an elective).
  • Book grant: textbooks and/or ebooks are provided at no charge to students earning undergraduate academic credit.
Please visit  for more information on the ATD Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) and other ATD Certification Institute offerings.

How to Receive Your Benefits

Future Students: Select ATD as your membership or affiliation when you complete our admissions application.
Current Students: Confirm that ATD is listed under the Membership/Association category in your university records. Learn how.




Your Cost

Per Credit Hour:

  • Undergraduate: $285
  • Master's Degree and Graduate Certificate: $370
  • Military Undergraduate: $250*
  • Military Master's Degree and Graduate Certificate: $250*

*To minimize out-of-pocket costs, active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists receive a tuition grant that caps undergraduate, master's degree, and graduate certificate tuition at $250/credit hour. In addition, a university book grant provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduate and doctoral students and all military-tuition-grant-eligible master’s-level students.


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