Certified Training and Development Manager (CTDM)

The Certified Training and Development Manager (CTDM) program is designed to empower professionals with the skills and knowledge required to excel in the dynamic field of training and development. This certification equips individuals with a comprehensive understanding of key training principles and practices, enabling them to effectively promote training initiatives within their organizations, align training with organizational goals, identify training needs, and select and manage internal trainers and external consultants.

Certification Program Objectives:

Upon completing the Certified Training and Development Manager (CTDM) program, participants will be equipped to:

  • Lead Training Initiatives: Master the art of leading and managing comprehensive training programs within an organization.
  • Strategic Planning for Training: Develop strategic plans that align training with organizational goals and objectives.
  • Advanced Needs Assessment: Conduct in-depth analyses to identify complex training needs at various organizational levels.
  • Innovative Training Solutions: Design and implement innovative training solutions that cater to diverse learning styles and needs.
  • Evaluate and Enhance Training Impact: Utilize advanced methods to evaluate training effectiveness and implement continuous improvement strategies.
  • Mentor and Develop Training Teams: Foster the development of training teams, enhancing their skills and promoting a culture of continuous learning.

Certification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree


  • 2 – 5 years of relevant work experience

Certifying Examination:

  • To be certified as CTDM, student should take up a 1.5 hours online exam conducted by AIBM.
  • The qualifying exam would consist of 50 multiple choice questions, testing core certification modules.
  • Professionals with relevant experience and other qualifying criteria may be exempted from the examination.

Certification Modules:

Module 1: Advanced Training Leadership and Strategy
Module 2: Strategic Training Needs Analysis
Module 3: Innovative Training Design and Implementation
Module 4: Advanced Evaluation of Training Effectiveness
Module 5: Managing Training Operations and Logistics
Module 6: Team Leadership and Development in Training

* The modules of the certification are constantly updated and are subject to change.

Who Should Do This Certification:

The Certified Training and Development Manager (CTDM) certification is tailored for experienced professionals seeking advanced roles in the field of training and development. This certification is particularly beneficial for:

  • Senior Training Managers: Those leading and overseeing comprehensive training initiatives at an organizational level.
  • Learning and Development Directors: Professionals who strategize and direct learning and development efforts across departments or entire organizations.
  • Senior Human Resource Managers: HR leaders looking to integrate advanced training and development strategies into broader HR practices and organizational goals.
  • Chief Learning Officers: Executives responsible for the overall learning strategy of an organization, focusing on aligning training with business objectives.
  • Advanced Instructional Designers: Experienced designers of training materials seeking to innovate and enhance learning experiences.
  • Experienced Educators and Corporate Trainers: Professionals with a background in education or corporate training, aiming to transition into higher managerial roles in training and development.
  • Training and Development Consultants: Experts advising organizations on training strategies, seeking to deepen their management and strategic skills.
  • Senior Program Managers in Training and Development: Professionals managing large-scale training programs, looking to enhance their strategic and leadership capabilities.

This certification is ideal for those aspiring to elevate their careers to a strategic and managerial level in the field of training and development, and for those seeking to lead training initiatives that have a significant impact on organizational growth and success.