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


Update on National Certification

 Thanks everyone for your patience as the national processes become finalized. The tools to assess competencies in the national process have been refined and will be piloted this spring, i.e. the new multiple choice exam and the interview questions. Once this is done and refined, the national certification will begin. The target date right now is to start assessing new applications for certification at the national level in September…

A Message from the CDPC

Calling all managers, leaders, supervisors throughout career development / employment services sector. Your voice matters – help us help you better!

CDPC Newsletter

Below is a link to the Career Development Professional Centre (CDPC) newsletter. There is some great info on there about ChatCDP groups and other resources. We encourage you to subscribe so you can receive these news updates directly. It is a great national community of practice. Check it out…

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