The CE designation is an application process. To be eligible, you must be a CES member in good standing and meet the qualifications and complete the CE Application, which will be reviewed by the Credentialing Board for approval. Please see “How to Apply” for more information.Once you receive the designation, you must maintain your CES membership, pay the annual fee and complete 40 hours of continuing professional development every three years to maintain it.
To apply for the CE Designation, you must be a CES member in good standing and meet the qualifications. If your degree is from outside Canada, you must hold a graduate level degree (Master’s or PhD) in Program Evaluation from a recognized non-Canadian university on the list of the top 500 recognized world universities/institutes as found on this list, this list or this list. You may be asked to have your educational credentials assessed through a one of the credential evaluation, assessment and qualification recognition services listed in the Canadian Information Centre for Internal Credentials. Please see “How to Apply” for more information.
To apply for the CE Designation, you must have at least two years (full-time equivalent) of evaluation-related work experience within the last 10 years, as demonstrated through professional references. The work does not need to have been completed in Canada.Note that, in general, practicum or internship experience acquired during an educational program is not considered eligible work experience, as it is a designated component of the educational requirement. Exceptions may be made for senior-level practica when the basic educational requirement has already been met, such as post-doctoral fellowships.
There is an application process to obtain a CE designation. There are no exams or additional courses to take. To be eligible, you must be a CES member in good standing, meet the qualifications and complete the CE Application, which will be reviewed by the Credentialing Board for approval. Please see “How to Apply” for more information.
The CE application fee is non-refundable. You have three years to complete the application. If you require more time, you must pay the application fee again.
An unsuccessful applicant may appeal the decision of the Credentialing Board within 30 days of being informed of it. The applicant must provide the grounds for appeal and any supplementary material. There is no additional cost to an applicant who seeks an appeal.The appeal process is a repeat of the Credentialing Board’s initial decision-making procedures except that it does not involve any of the original reviewers. In other words, the original application undergoes a second review by different reviewers.The appeal decision is final. Only one appeal is allowed for each new application.If the appeal is not successful, the individual may reapply for the CE designation. Full fees will be charged for the new application. There is no limit on the number of times that a person can submit a new application.
You must report 40 hours of professional learning every three years to maintain the CE designation. Enter these hours under “My Profile” (member login required).
You must report 40 hours of professional learning every three years to maintain the CE designation. You can find details on the types of activities that are acceptable under “Ongoing Requirements” and in the "Professional Designations Program: Credentialed Evaluator Continuing Education Requirements".
Credentialed Evaluators are required to report 40 hours of professional learning every three years. We do not grant any leaves from this requirement; however, there is no requirement of when within the three-year period these hours need to be completed.
You are not required to submit documentation when you record your professional learning hours. As part of the professionalism that the CE designation signifies, the requirement relies on the integrity of CE holders to log hours that have genuinely contributed to maintaining or developing their competencies within the framework of the Competencies for Canadian Evaluation Practice.
You can download the CE brandmark in the Members’ Area.
If you have not entered your 40 hours by the end of the three-year period, you will be notified and be offered a grace period of up to six months to enter your hours. However, this does not extend your subsequent maintenance period; you now have three years less the grace period to accumulate the next 40 hours.If you do not maintain your membership with CES, pay the annual renewal fee or meet the professional learning requirement within the grace period, your CE designation will expire. You may request reinstatement without having to reapply for the CE within two years of the end of your last CE renewal date as long as you can demonstrate that you have maintained the required competencies. Beyond two years, you must reapply.
Please see “How to Apply” for more information.
You can find the Competencies for Canadian Evaluation Practice under “Career Building.”
You can find the CES Guidance for Ethical Evaluation Practice under “Career Building.”
You can find the Program Evaluation Standards under “Career Building.”