Diversity certification is an external verification process that assures an employer that you have the right mix of knowledge, skills and experience to impact the workplace.


The process consists of a:
  • Study Guide
  • Preparation Course
  • Candidate Project
  • Proctored, Online exam at a Local Testing Center.

Compare the CDP & CDE programs to see which credential is best for your career.


Achieving diversity & inclusion credentials demonstrates your commitment to the field and indicates your ability to obtain measurable outcomes. Today, you can get CDE or CDP credentials through the Institute for Diversity Certification.


The Institute for Diversity Certification program gives you the capability, credibility and confidence to demonstrate diversity and inclusion excellence through our high-quality preparation program and real world practical examples.


The program is affordable and convenient. We offer live and online courses with your peers, and we have over 600 testing centers. This means that you can participate in a life-changing educational experience from anywhere.


The application deadline for the November 2014 exam window is Friday, August 22. The 2015 exam window begins in April and classes start in February.
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You have three preparation options from which to choose:
  • Participate in online classes from anywhere in the world
  • Join us for an intensive 3-day classroom-based CDP or CDE preparation course
  • Purchase the study guide only, and prepare for the next testing window on your own. You will receive a free invitation to the 3-hour online exam review session. You may also choose to take the exam at a later date

Start preparing for the exam today! Here's how you can apply:
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