The Child & Youth Care Certification Board provides an assessment process and certification to child and youth care practitioners who demonstrate their commitment to high standards of care and commitment to ongoing professional development.

Certification is awarded to candidates who successfully demonstrate their professional practice through:

  • Minimum requirements of education, experience & training
  • Passing score on a situational judgement exam
  • Provision of colleague references & supervisor assessment
  • Membership in a professional association
  • Agreement to abide by ethical practice
  • Completion of a written portfolio

View the certification process for full description of requirements.

CYCCB encourages individuals seeking employment to research the education and experience requirements of prospective employers as they vary by region and organization.
If you are interested in learning more about accreditation for academic programs, visit the Child & Youth Care Educational Accreditation Board. CYCCB is a founding supporter of the CYCEAB.