The Accrediting Alliance for Training and Development (AATD) is the internationally recognized accrediting agency for standards and authorization in the human resource development field.
To foster quality, integrity and excellence in training and development worldwide through research, education, competency-based quality standards and criteria and guidelines for assessing educational effectiveness.
To refine and provide criteria, standards and procedures expressively designed for evaluation and optimization of training and development activities;
To publish and distribute research-based educational materials related to training and development;
To promote the Training & Development Credit (TDC)TM and to authorize training professionals to award TDCsTM based on AATD criteria;
To sponsor research projects focused on furthering excellence in training and development.