Certification for Evidence-Based Leadership (CEBL)

CEBL program is a structured curriculum of training and self-study followed with a take-home implementation project candidates must report back on. The CEBL program is designed for individuals who participate in the Evidence-Based Organization (EBO) Masterclass training. The process provides leadership and operations teams with a standard method to become Certified in Evidence-Based Leadership. In addition, participation in the training fulfills an organization's initial training requirement for beginning the process of Certification as an Evidence-Based Organization.

Our certification program;

  1. recognizes and advances the capabilities of leadership and their agencies
  2. enables professionals to become part of a nationwide network of professionals devoted to improving their productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness
  3. enhances the performance of their agencies and organizations, and
  4. aids in the recruitment and retention of skilled and talented staff members.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to complete the CEBL program certification?
Certification process must be completed within 90 days of initiation. Participants typically combine credits earned online or onsite through live and on-demand events, onsite training conducted at their agency. Optionally they may provide proof of other approved EB training they have received within the previous 12 months.

What are requirement for certification?

  • 15 Continuing Education Training Hours of training on Evidence-Based approaches obtained as follows - Masterclass online on-demand, live online and conference/workshops, and other elearning courses- at ours or at your location.
  • Draft and implement a strategic action plan in collaboration with identified colleagues you work with.
  • Submit a report on your implementation to the certification commission


Candidates who complete the requirements are recognized as having earned their Certification in Evidence-Based Leadership (CEBL), and are recognized in our community of evidence-based professionals and online on the EBP Society ( website, plus official automated documentation recipients may generate online as needed.

What are requirement for Re-certification?

Re-certification - can be earned through the following process;

Please submit a brief 2,000-word document or email that discusses (a) the items mentioned below, (b) your use of evidence-based approaches over the previous 2 years as a leader at your organization or community, and (b) how your work and your agency or organization have benefited from you becoming certified.

In your documentation please account for the following;

  • 10 Continuing Education Training Hours on evidence-based leadership content accumulated during your 2-year certification period. Training may be received via Joyfields Institute, or other approved provider, participating in our Masterclasses at our conference, or online via our on-demand platform, plus
  • 5 hours: earned through a combination of;
    --- Implement a project focused on evidence-based initiative at your agency
    --- Training and/or perform combined hours of required reading and online eLearning training on 
    Evidence-based content.
  • Submit a standard re-Certification application and a renewal fee of $200.00 ( You get a member renewal rate if you are logged prior to going to this page

What does certification cost?

This comprehensive program bundle designed to help you become evidence-based and certified with our full expert support and guidance. This program option includes;

  • EBP Society users membership/subscription for 2 years
  • Access to the self-paced, On-demand Evidence-Based Masterclass, and
  • Access to all eLearning on EBP Society users platform
  • Short introductory webinar
  • EB resource ebook
  • Expert coaching
  • Online resources 24/7 access
  • Certificate of completion, and
  • Professional Certification for EB Practitioner

Your total investment is $500 ($170 if renewing. Must be logged in).

Where are the personal attendance requirements fulfilled beyond the online participation?

Personal attendance requirements may be fulfilled via our conferences and workshops held yearly onsite and online, and feature the proctored review sessions. Some agencies choose to bring the program to their location.

Please access the user dashboard to review available eLearning courses to both become educated in EB approaches and fulfil your certification requirements.

Duration: 2 years
Price: $500.00