The Society for Diversity
The #1 Professional Association for Diversity & Inclusion Leadership
In a world where advanced education and specialized skills reign, the Society for Diversity Executives and Professionals seeks to establish a global framework for recognizing high quality and knowledgeable professionals. Certification is different from a certificate program. In a certificate program, individuals affirm that they have acquired a certain level of knowledge, usually by taking a class. Certification represents a declaration of a particular individual’s professional competence through knowledge and experience.
The Society for Diversity Executives & Professionals will offer certification through the Institute for Diversity Certification (IDC). In order to receive certification through IDC, individuals must pass a uniform exam and meet additional experience requirements. The credentials awarded will be CDP for Certified Diversity Professional, or CDE for Certified Diversity Executive. The certification will be offered to diversity professionals, senior level diversity executives, consultants, and Human Resource personnel throughout the world.
The initial certification will be valid for 3 years. As part of a complete renewal of an individual's certification, each certified professional must show evidence of continued learning — often termed continuing education units (CEU). You must earn a total of 60 continuing education credit hours within a three-year period in order to recertify. This requirement can be fulfilled through a myriad of activities, including but not limited to: live seminars/workshops, webinars, self-study, on-the-job experience, research and publishing.
Learn more at http://www.diversitycertification.org/.