Career Development Practitioners’ Certification Board of Ontario (CDPCBO)
Providing certification to career development practitioners in Ontario.
Have Your Say: National Consultations on the New Competency Model
Your Voice is Needed!
Register for your invitation to consult with CDPs in the field today. Choose between 15 3-hour sessions offered in 13 different locations! Click to find out more.
We need volunteers for our Mentoring Pilot Program!
Have you been considering certification through CDPCBO? Would you find it helpful to have a mentor to guide you through the process? Click to find out more.
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
Job Postings – Occasionally we receive job postings from our CDPCBO members. Please visit this page again to view current postings.
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.