EBP Society's certification program is a structured curriculum of training and self-study followed with a half-day proctored exam. The process provides practitioners with a standard method to become Certified Evidence-Based Professionals. In addition it creates a progressive professional development vehicle and an outstanding opportunity for individuals to become highly knowledgeable and skilled in evidence-based approaches. Finally, it recognizes the abilities and accomplishments these professionals have demonstrated in the area of evidence-based policies, programs, and practices.
The Certification program is designed to recognize and advance the performance level of practitioners working in human, social and justice services agencies. The program enhances the capabilities of these individuals and their agencies. It also aids in the recruitment and retention of skilled and talented staff members; and enables participants to become part of a nationwide network of professionals devoted to improving their productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness, along with enhancing the performance of their agencies and organizations.
Becoming a CEBP is open to anyone who meets the minimum educational/work requirements, is currently employed, or is seeking employment at a human, social, or justice services agency, or other behavioral and mental health organization emphasizing evidence-based approaches.
Certification requires a combination of face-to-face and online training; some required and recommended reading; and successful completion of a proctored review/exam session. Once certified, CEBP's are required to continue their education and professional development and renew their certification every 2 years.
Recertification requires a combination of face-to-face and online training, along with submission of a satisfactorily written document.
How long does it take to complete the CEBP program certification?
However long it takes to complete the requirements depending on individual circumstance. Most combine credits earned online, and at our live conferences, onsite training conducted at their agency, or provide proof of some other EB training they have received. In the next 2 months we will incorporate the option to earn credit for EB implementation project individuals engage in.
Where are the personal attendance requirements fulfilled beyond the online participation?
Personal attendance is at our annual Fall and Spring conferences held in October in April. The proctored review sessions takes place at the conferences. Some agencies choose to bring the training and certification program onsite to their location.