The Canadian Council of Professional Certification was established for the purpose of recognizing the accomplishments of professionals working in their specific disciplines. Certification is granted and a professional designation awarded when applicants have met the criteria set out by each disciplines board of examiners.
The CCPC currently grants certification to a variety of disciplines including: counseling in addictions, gambling and solution focus, professional manager, spiritual direction and community service workers.
The recipients of certification by CCPC are issued professional designations to use after their name.
There are many benefits of certification and are often reflected in professional recognition by other disciplines, (e.g. doctors, lawyers, health care workers etc). Certified professionals often see pay scale increases and client/employer recognition.
In 1975, The Canadian Council of Professional Certification (CCPC) was granted a Federal Charter by letters of patent under the provisions of Part ll of the Canada Corporations Act.