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.

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.


Practitioners’ Testimonials

“Certification means accountability to our clients, colleagues and community. It recognizes the impact and importance of the work done by Career Development Practitioners all over Ontario.”
Heather Powell Sidhu, CWC, CCDP, CSDT

“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

“I’m proud to receive the designation of Certified Career Development Practitioner. Preparing the documentation for the certification process was a very affirming process… It reaffirmed my commitment to my profession and reminded me of the importance of continuing to learn and grow… Achieving this certification will add value to your knowledge and previous training, and employers will note your commitment to your profession.”
Diane Moore, M.Ed., CMF, CCDP, Professor George Brown College