Certified Employment Strategist (CES) Fast-Track Recognition

CPC FastTrack Certification Steps

Fast-Track your CES if you have completed an approved course.

Have you completed any of these employment consulting courses?

  • Career Professionals of Canada’s Career Transition Counselling and Consulting Certificate Course.
  • Career Professionals of Canada's Employment Consulting Certificate Course.
  • An approved Certificate or Diploma course in employment counselling or consulting.

Apply for Membership and Fast-Track YOUR Certified Employment Strategist (CES) Credential NOW!


Career Professionals of Canada grants credential recognition for qualified Career Development Practitioners. If you have completed CPC’s Employment Consulting Certificate Course (CDP-104/CDP-04) or if you have attained a certificate or diploma in an approved course (45 hours minimum), you may be eligible to be granted your CES recognition through the Fast-Track Program.

The Certified Employment Strategist (CES) designation further enhances your credibility and visibility as an employment consultant. Learn how you can be conferred the CES without going through the formal evaluation process.

This program is open to experienced Career Professionals who have successfully completed formal training in the area of employment counselling or consulting. Eligibility for the CES through the Fast-Track Program is based on a combination of education and work experience. Through this program, you will be conferred the CES without going through the more formal case study evaluation process.

You can bypass the more formal process and apply for your CES through the Fast-Track Program if you:

  1. Have a minimum 2 years of relevant work experience.
  2. Are currently employed in the field.
  3. Have successfully completed one of the following:
    • Career Professionals of Canada’s Employment Consulting Certificate Course (CDP-104/CDP-04).
    • An approved Certificate or Diploma course in employment counselling or consulting (45 hours minimum).

Upon approval and payment of your application fee, you will be granted the Certified Employment Strategist (CES) designation, which will be valid as long as you maintain your membership to Career Professionals of Canada.

In order to apply for and attain your certification, you must be a registered professional member of Career Professionals of Canada. If you are not already a professional member, you can join membership and apply for your certification at the same time.

To obtain your Fast-Track approval, there are only two steps for you to complete:

  1. If you are a CPC member, email info@CareerProCanada.ca to let us know you want to pursue the CES Fast-Track Program. If you are not a current member, complete and submit the application form.
  2. For pre-approval, email a scanned copy of your previously completed course transcript/certificate and résumé in Microsoft Word format directly to info@CareerProCanada.ca with the subject line “CES Fast-Track Evaluation Submission.” Include the following statement in the body of your email: “I have reviewed and agree to comply with all directives outlined in CPC’s Standards and Ethics statement.”

Upon approval, you will be automatically granted the Certified Employment Strategist (CES) designation. You will be able to use the letters “CES” after your name. You will be able to use the logo on your résumé, business card, and website. You will also receive a current copy of the CES certification eGuide.

Your CES will be valid as long as you maintain your membership in Career Professionals of Canada. There is no re-certification fee. 

Apply for Membership and FastTrack YOUR Certified Employment Strategist (CES) Credential NOW!