Certification in Ontario

Certification is voluntary in Ontario. Certification is a formal recognition of CDPs’ skills, knowledge and experience; thereby, raising the professional profile of the career development field.

Criteria for CDP certification in Ontario was developed by a Stewardship Committee consisting of a diverse group of stakeholders. This committee did extensive research into other models and consulted with career development practitioners. CDPCBO was selected by the Stewardship group to govern and administer the application and certification process for Ontario career development practitioners.

Certification is based on the National Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners.

The Certification review team is comprised of peers from within the career development community who have been trained in the certification criteria and requirements. The reviewers have expertise in diverse areas in the field such as front-line practitioners, program managers, training and leadership, researchers, product developers or consultants.

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