Benefits of Certification

Benefits of Certification to the Individual

  • Enhanced professional credibility based on a validation of professional achievement and a recognized standard level of knowledge and skill
  • Increased career advancement and job mobility
  • Greater client/employer confidence and trust
  • A sense of pride and personal accomplishment

Benefits of Certification to the Profession

  • A recognized standard level of knowledge, skill and professional practice
  • A recognized professional code of conduct
  • A common understanding and language
  • Increased confidence in the service provision of the profession

Benefits of Certification to the Employer and/or Client

  • A feeling of confidence knowing that when they choose an OD professional with a designation granted by CODI they are choosing an individual whose knowledge and experience has been reviewed, assessed and verified
  • The OD professional’s commitment to a professional code of ethics
  • The OD professional’s commitment to continuing professional development
  • Standards for use in hiring, performance management, learning and development, and evaluation practices