Applying for the CE Credential

Full details are available and all applications are processed through the CES National website


The application fee is $485 and is a non-refundable expense for processing the application within a 3 year timeframe (renewable upon repayment) and making the decision. For those applicants providing additional evidence of qualifications under PLAR, an additional fee of$550.00 will be assessed. This fee is payable using the CE membership application form. An annual maintenance fee of $50, in addition to CES membership fees is required to sustain the designation once awarded.


Once your application fee has been processed, the CE Application Administrator will contact you with your Login ID and temporary password. These are needed to access the CE application site.

If you have already submitted your application fee, apply for the CE designation on-line through the CES secure member management system.

You may revisit your own application account as often as necessary to prepare your application.


Qualification 1: Graduate level degree or certificate

If your degree is from outside Canada, you may be asked to have your educational credentials assessed through one of the Credential Evaluation, Assessment and Qualification Recognition services listed in the Canadian Information Centre for Internal Credentials

The applicant is asked for evidence of education – a copy of their degree.

Where an Applicant does not have graduate level education, a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) may be undertaken. An applicant who does not have a graduate degree or certificate may be able to demonstrate the equivalent of that education through extensive work experience and professional development. Additional requirements are required to support an application under PLAR including: a current resume; examples of two work products; an essay outlining professional experience and education; please refer to the Applicant Guide for further information including fees.

Qualification 2: Work experience

Evidence of two (2) years (full-time equivalent) evaluation related work experience within the last ten (10) years. Statements of work experience are to be supplemented with letter(s) of reference using the reference/sponsor form.

Qualification 3: Competencies

Education and/or experience related to 70% of the competencies in EACH of the five domains of Competencies for Canadian Evaluation Practice. Applicants will draw selectively from their education and/or experience and align this to 70% of the competencies in each of 5 competency domains.

The alignment of experience and education to competencies in the five domains is done in a brief narrative in the application form with a maximum of 150 words or 1000 characters (including all lines) is permitted with each competency.

It is not necessary to have both education and experience related to a competency. Rather applicants should provide evidence that, collectively and in combination, they have the required competency. Education is here taken to include professional development activities as well as formal education.

Qualification 4: Maintenance

The fourth qualification is related to maintaining the CE designation. Credentialed Evaluators will be required to provide evidence of ongoing learning and professional development – 40 hours of learning every three years.