Career Development Practitioners’ Certification Board of Ontario (CDPCBO)
providing certification to career development practitioners in Ontario.
Our mission is to contribute to the advancement and promotion of the career development profession in Ontario
and ensure the highest quality of career development service to the public.
When you throw a rock – even a small pebble – in a pond, it has an effect. And that effect goes beyond the point of impact where the rock hits the water. Every rock or pebble thrown in the pond also creates ripples and you never know how far those ripples might travel. So don’t underestimate the potential ripple effect of even a small action that you might commit to doing. So think about throwing a rock, a pebble… or maybe a boulder in the pond. If enough of us do it, our rocks might actually start to build upon each other and become stepping stones leading us to new heights as a profession. – Sareena Hopkins, Canadian Council for Career Development
What is CDPCBO?
“As a certified Career Development Practitioner, your expertise and experience will be formally recognized and, as others join you, Career Development will be recognized as a rigorous field that creates value for individuals, employers, communities, our province and our country.”
Sareena Hopkins, M.Ed., GCDF, Executive Director, CCDF, Chair CCCD
Career Development Practitioners’ Certification Board of Ontario (CDPCBO) is a not-for-profit corporation established in 2014… Learn More
Become a Certified CDP
Certification is a formal recognition of CDPs’ skills, knowledge and experience… Learn More
Watch our 35 minute information session to learn more about CDPCBO certification…. CDPCBO Information Session
Need help preparing your application? Watch our application instructional videos…..Video #1 (Introduction, sections 1 & 2); Video #2 (sections 3 & 4); Video #3 (sections 5 & 6); Video #4 (section 7 – part 1); Video #5 (section 7 – part 2 & section 8)
This link is a handy guide to self assess your competencies when preparing your application. Career Competencies
Application Workshops – we are currently scheduling application workshops for 2018. Please contact us directly if interested.
Find a Certified CDP
Search for a CDP. Directories will be developed as certification is implemented. Search our directories. Start Here
Benefits of Certification
Why should I become certified?
Watch our video left to get ideas of what the benefits are to you as a practitioner. The video is taken from a webinar given to students at Conestoga College by Jennifer Davies, former registrar of CDPCBO and Gillian Johnston, one of the directors of CDPCBO.
Read more about benefits of certification for employers, the field of career development in general, and most importantly to our public.