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Career Development Practitioners Certification Board of Ontario (CDPCBO)
Providing certification to Career Development Practitioners in Ontario.


Update on National Certification Dates

ONTARIO CCDPs: If you are already certified and have maintained your certification through re-certification every three years, you have the opportunity to move over (be legacied) to national certification without having to requalify. The timeline as we understand it, will be from January 2024 to end of April 2024. | read more |

ONTARIO NON-CERTIFIED CDPs: If you are not currently certified as a CDP in Ontario, and would like to become certified, you have two choices. | read more |

Winter Dates for
CCDP Mandatory Training

New dates for the following CCDP Mandatory Training have now been updated:

Visit the Events Calendar to view and purchase your ticket(s) or reach out to Gillian to arrange for other registration options such as group invoicing.

If you would like to be placed on a wait list for CCDP Mandatory Courses beyond these dates, please notify Gillian at [email protected].

CDPC Training: Building a New Era

CDPCBO is thrilled that the Future Skills Canada funded project to create the national Career Development Professional Centre is moving forward with great speed.

Part of the project is to provide opportunity for CDPs across the country to have access to a free foundational training course on the reimagined career development process. The pilots for this course, Career Development Practice: Building a New Era, will run across the country from April through June this year.

This training, is aimed at those in the field who have had little access to training, and we are hoping you are willing to forward this information to colleagues you know who may be eligible for this free training.

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 valuable 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.

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.

Application Workshops – we are currently scheduling application workshops for 2024. Please refer to the Events Calendar.

Find a Certified CDP

Search our Directory for Ontario CCDPs.  You can search by first or last name as well as by city or town. Start Here