Leadership Certification (CEBL)

Price: $200.00

(Certification & Re-Certification Application Fee Payment Only)

The Certification in Evidence-Based Leadership (CEBL) program is a structured curriculum of training and self-study which provide an outstanding professional development vehicle for individuals to become highly knowledgeable and skilled in evidence-based organizational leadership and management. It recognizes the abilities and accomplishments these professionals have demonstrated in the area of evidence-based policies, programs, and practices. It is available via 3 channels - (a) online on-demand, (b) EB Pathways Conference, and (c) may be scheduled as private sessions for agency teams.

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 Q0estions

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 (ebpsociety.org) website, plus official automated documentation recipients may generate online as needed.

Re-certification can be earned through the following process;

During your 2-year certification period candidates must achieve ongoing training credits through Joyfields Institute, or other approved provider as follows;

  • 10 Continuing Education Training Hours earned by participating in our Masterclasses at our conference, or online via our on-demand platform, plus
  • 5 hours: earned through a combination of;
    • Implementation of a project assignment back at the participants' office
    • Submit a report about your implementation to the certification commission
    • 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
  • Submit a 2,000-word paper that discusses (a) your use of evidence-based approaches over the previous 2 years, and (b) how your work and your agency or organization have benefited from you becoming a CEBP.

What does certification cost?

Your total investment is $200.  (For FULL Certification bundle, please go here).

What else do I get with my certification?

Fee paid also confers EBP Society membership for 2 years.

Where are the personal attendance requirements fulfilled beyond the online participation?
There are personal live attendance requirements also fulfilled via our annual conferences typically held yearly during October and/or April, and the proctored review sessions which take place as part of the conferences or as scheduled from time to time. Some agencies choose to bring the training and certification program onsite to their location.