Career Development Practitioners’ Certification Board of Ontario (CDPCBO)

Providing certification to career development practitioners in Ontario.

Our thoughts are with you
and hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well.

We want to let you know that we are still accepting applications during this period of isolation. We would ask that everything be submitted electronically, including references and transcripts until further notice.

We are also accepting only eTransfers for payment at this time.

Important Policy Document

The next few months and perhaps years will be challenging for everyone in our field in trying to meet the needs of our clients, both workers and employers, as we come through this massive shift in the economy. The Canadian Career Development Foundation has prepared a wonderful paper submitted on behalf of our sector to ESDC, with input from many of you, on how we can contribute to the rebuilding of our economy and work in people’s lives. Please read this important policy document and share widely.
Career Development Perspectives on COVID-19

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

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.