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Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional (CCIP)

I just discovered there is a CCIP certification - Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional (CCIP™). Here is more information:

As a diversity and inclusion professional, your skills are vital to the future of Canadian organizations. Yet, how can you demonstrate to your clients or employers that you have what it takes to advance the diversity and inclusion and promote change? Become a Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional (CCIP™).

The CCIP™ certification process is designed to assess the knowledge and experience of diversity and inclusion professionals against the standard established by the CCIP™ Competency Framework. CCIP™ is not an educational program. Educational programs are designed to provide training and instruction to help participants acquire or enhance their knowledge or skills, whereas certification programs such as CCIP™ are designed to assess an individual’s existing knowledge or skills against a set of pre-defined competencies. This is accomplished in a way that is independent from the provision of training or instruction.

Registration/Fees/Important dates

Registration is now open. The registration fee is $1,199. CCDI Employer Partners and Individual Practitioners are eligible for a discount.

Click here for the full fee schedule.

Certification process 

  1. Assess your eligibility – You are eligible if you have three or more years of relevant diversity and inclusion work experience and at least two references – colleagues or supervisors – who can speak to your work experience in diversity and inclusion. (Use the Eligibility Checklist to verify whether you have what it takes to meet the certification requirements).
  2. Prepare your documents – Prepare a chronological resume and complete an Assessment of Eligibility form. You are required to describe your diversity and inclusion work experience and provide two references.
  3. Register and pay the certification fee. Click here to register.
  4. Take the CCIP™ exam – The exam will test your knowledge of the CCIP™ competencies with a multiple-choice test delivered online.
  5. Submit your Professional Experience Dossier – After successfully writing the CCIP™ exam, submit a Professional Experience Dossier (PED). The PED is a collection of short essays that provide examples of practical work situations where you applied or demonstrated the competencies included in the CCIP™ Competency Framework. You will be required to identify a priority and an external assessor who will be able to review your submission against the CCIP™ Competency Framework. Once your submission has been approved by your external assessor, you officially become a CCIP. You can use the acronym (CCIP) in your signature and your name will be added to the CCDI website.
  6. Maintain the certification - Provide evidence of 20 hours of professional development per year.

Additional information

Visit the CCIP™ FAQ page, watch the CCIP™ Virtual Open House recording or contact for more information. If you would like to be added to the CCIP™ mailing list, click here.

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