Evidence-Based Professional Certification Program

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out, earning your Evidence-Based Professional certification can be an effective way to set yourself apart in the market place, and even boost career prospects.

EBP Society certifications are standardized procedures established for associate beginners (EBAC), front-line professionals (CEBP), organizational leadership teams (CEBL), and their organizations (CEBO). It recognizes abilities and accomplishments agencies and their staff demonstrate in the application of proven approaches to work they do.

Choose from the options below to learn more, and initiate your certification process.

Frontline

Certified Evidence-Based Professional (CEBP)

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Leadership

Certification in Evidence-Based Leadership (CEBL)

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Organization

Certified Evidence-Based Organization (CEBO)

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ's)

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Frontline Teams' FAQ

How long does it take to complete the certification program?
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.

New certification registrants undergoing the process are referred to as "Provisional".

What are requirements for certification?

Certification may be achieved through a blend of the following 3 (three) channels;

  (a) online on-demand

  (b) EB Pathways Conference, and

  (c) scheduled as private sessions for agency teams

Minimum Certification Requirements

Following are the requirements to received your Certification.

15 Continuing Education Training Hours earned by participating in our programs via channels listed above. Some of our customers opt to have us come onsite (or via a virtual platform) for a private training adapted for their staff. 
* Participants plan to register and participate in a live program any chance they get. Its free to purchasers of the full certification

5 hours: earned through combined hours of required reading and online eLearning training on Evidence-based content
Facilitated Review/Exam - 

Candidates must submit your responses to the review questions presented to you at the end of your initial training (online or onsite). for review and determination made for your certification.
Certification - Following the above, a determination will then be made about certification eligibility. If a positive declaration is NOT made you will receive guidance on next steps to help you achieve the goals of being certified.

Certification
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.

What are requirements 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) evidence-based approaches training that you received or delivered during the previous 2 years at your organization or community, and (c) how your work and your agency or organization have benefited from you becoming certified. In your documentation please reflect the following;

10 CE Training Hours on evidence-based content accumulated during your 2-year certification period. Training received via Joyfields Institute, or other approved provider, 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

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;

  • 2 years of EBP Society subscription
  • Access to self-paced, on-demand Masterclass
  • Access to all eLearning on EBP Society users platform
  • Access to introductory EB webinar
  • EB resource ebook
  • Acces to expert coaching
  • Online resources 24/7 access
  • Certificate of completion, and
  • Professional Certification credential

Your total investment is $200 (Plus any specific training relate expenses)

What else do I get with my certification?

EBP Society users membership/subscription for 2 years
Access to the self-paced, On-demand Evidence-Based Masterclass
Access to all eLearning on EBP Society users platform.
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.

Leadership Team FAQ's

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 requirements for certification?

The following requirements apply.

  • 15 Continuing Education Training Hours earned by participating in our EB Organization (EBO) Masterclass at our conference, or online via our on-demand platform. Some of our customers opt to have us come onsite (or via a virtual platform) for a private training adapted for their staff.

  • 5 hours: earned through a combination of,
    Combined hours of Required Reading, Online eLearning training on Evidence-based content, and Collaborate with colleagues in your organization's leadership to draft a strategic implementation action plan on steps to move your organization forward toward becoming an evidence-based organization (EBO)

  • Submit your draft implementation action plan to the certification commission for review and feedback.
    Begin implement of your plan with guidance from the certification faculty.

Certification - is awarded to candidates who complete the requirements.

Certification

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.

What are requirements 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.

Report on your implementation of the action plan submitted during your initial certification process. Alternately you may submit results and outcomes from a similarly rigorous implementation to be reviewed and to receive feedback.

Submit a standard re-Certification application and a renewal fee of $200.00 (https://www.ebphub.com/store/certifications/certification-for-evidence-based-leadership-cebl). 

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
  • Access to all eLearning on EBP Society users platform
  • Iintroductory webinar
  • EB resource ebook
  • Expert coaching
  • Online resources 24/7 access
  • Certificate of completion, and
  • Professional Certification for EB Professional

Your total investment is $200 (Plus any specific training relate expenses)

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

With COVID, personal attendance encouraged although no longer required. A hybrid approach is suggested whenever possible. Our conferences and masterclasses 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.

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FAQ - ORGANIZATION

Why adopt evidence-based approaches?

The better question is probably, “why not?” EBP’s are proven approaches for any organization to function in as well as working with people. What other approach would you subject another human being to if it’s not one that is proven to produce optimum desirable outcomes?

Also it has increasingly become a requirement by most funding agencies, clients, victims, governments, taxpayers and the community at large.  Working with patients is a delicate act requiring organizations and practitioners to demonstrate expertise every time in their delivery of services.

What is the difference between a CEBO and a CEBP?

The CEBO is the certification process designed for organizations. It is a self-evaluation and external review program which provides a standard method for organizations to become certified as Evidence-Based Organizations. In doing so the certification process recognizes abilities and accomplishments they demonstrate in the area of evidence-based policies, programs, and practices. In addition the program also provides an outstanding opportunity for organizations to enhance their evidence-based approaches, culture and proficiency.

    The Certification for Evidence-Based Professionals (CEBP) is a training and self-study program followed by a half-day proctored exam which provides individuals with a standard method to become certified. It recognizes the abilities and accomplishments these individuals have demonstrated in the area of evidence-based policies, programs, and practices. The Certification program creates progressive professional development and provides an outstanding opportunity for individuals to become highly knowledgeable and skilled in evidence-based approaches.  The program enhances the capabilities of these individuals and the agencies within which they work; 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.

    How is it that there are just a handful of Certified Evidence-Based Organizations (CEBO’s)?

    Although the evidence-based movement has been around for decades in the medical health care field, it is relatively young in the human and social services field. Younger still is the movement to establish a standard certification process for such organizations. That effort officially got underway in August, 2013 when Joyfields Institute for Professional Development worked with the EBP Society, the Society for Evidence-Based Organizations and Professionals to institute the program.

    The process of getting certified is rigorous and can take 6 - 12 months to achieve a Provisional Certification.  Achieving a Full Certification can take as much as 24 months.  Since its inception seven months ago, one (1) organization has achieved the Provisional Certification status.  A few others are currently undergoing the process.

    Over the years well-meaning organizations adopt often economically prohibitive model programs and practices for serving their clients to the exclusion of an evidence-based organizational framework. Such programs fade away when funding is exhausted. On the other hand practices installed at evidence-based organizations (EBO's) thrive and continue to serve their clients for very many years.  Becoming an EBO provides that evidence-based organizational framework to sustain practicing agencies and the model programs they choose to adopt for serving their clients.

    What advantages does becoming a Certified Evidence-Based Organizations (CEBO) offer?

    Beyond the obvious advantages noted previously, organizations in the program enjoy some key benefits;

    • Evidence-based benefits: Certified agencies will likely find it easier to gain funding and stakeholder support, recruit and retain qualified and skilled personnel. Evidence-based standards generate data that can be used in day-to-day leadership and management. Organizational decision-making also will be guided by solid data and research evidence.
    • Establishment of measurable criteria for improving operations: Through the certification processes, agencies continuously review policies, programs, and practices and have the ability to make identified improvements when deficiencies are recognized.
    • Enhanced staff morale and professionalism: Certifications are awarded to highly proficient agencies and organizations that embrace evidence-based approaches. Staff of these organizations typically experience higher job satisfaction and morale.
    • Improved Training: Certification will require written policy and procedures to establish evidence-based training and professional development for agency personnel. The professional growth of employees is viewed as a key aspect of becoming and maintaining a CEBO.

    What areas are emphasized for becoming an EBO?

    The following five areas are emphasized:

    • Knowledge and use of evidence-based policies, programs, and practices
    • Demonstrating effective leadership
    • Organizational culture and assessment
    • Strategic planning, performance measurement, and program evaluation
    • Building capacity and sustainability

    Who are the founders of the certification programs for organizations and professionals?

    The certification programs were officially launched in August 2013 by executives and an advisory team of evidence-based and strength-centered professionals at Joyfields Institute for Evidence-Based Professionals and Society for Evidence-Based Organizations and Professionals, EBP Society.

    About EBP Society


    EBP Society is the growing community of professionals who share a commitment to the application of evidence-based frameworks to the work we do;

    • By streamlining education and staff development for efficient capacity building
    • Through professional certifications to strengthen career growth, and
    • By providing access to tools and other online resources to ease implementations

    Through our online community, organizations and their staff can efficiently access resources that were exclusive to our events. Our members are employed in the health, human, social, and justice services fields.

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