May 12, 2022

ATD Master Instructional Designer™ Program


Active participation in all components of the ATD master’s programs is required to receive the designation, digital badge, and applicable credits. This includes participating in facilitator-led sessions and completing all online activities, assessments and project work. Access to the course and all materials is available on the ATD learning platform. New content will be made available weekly and should be completed before the start of next week.

For face-to-face or full-day live program components, participation in all the days initially planned for the program is compulsory. Participants who miss more than two hours of the entire program will not be eligible for designation.

For multi-week live online programs with five or more sessions, a missed live session can be made up for by listening to the entire recording of the session. Participants who miss more than one live session will not be eligible to earn the designation. To be marked as completed for this session, please email [email protected]

For online asynchronous programs, new content will be made available on the platform every week. Completion of all activities, assessments and project work must be completed the week they are assigned.

Active participation in live online sessions includes, but is not limited to, participation in virtual classroom activities, discussions, and breakout sessions. Please note that using a tablet or mobile device severely limits your ability to actively participate.


28.0 learning hours

2.8 CFUs awarded

This program is eligible for 28.0 professional development hours or ATD Certification Institute (ATD CI) recertification points for the APTD or CPTD designation. New! Obtaining the ATD Master Instructional Designer title fulfills all the conditions for professional development towards APTD or CPTD certification. See ATD CI eligibility criteria for more details.

This program has been approved for 28.0 recertification credit hours (general) toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the Human Resources Certification Institute.

This program is valid for 28.0 PDC for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information on certification or recertification, please visit


A laptop computer with Wi-Fi capability is required for face-to-face and online programs. Please do not bring mobile devices (phones, tablets, etc.) in place of a laptop. There will be no computers available on site for participants. To note: You may not have the best experience if you use Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge to access your courses. Chrome is the recommended browser.


Enrolled in a program? Login to ATD Learning Portal with your ATD account credentials on the first day of the program to begin course work.

  • Engage with your facilitator and your peers.
  • Access preparatory homework.
  • See all technical requirements.
  • Review the logistics information.


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