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A Notice for those registered for the CYCCB Exam on March 28, 2020 at Ryerson University in Toronto

Unfortunately, due to the cancelling of all events at Ryerson University, we cancelled the March 28, 2020 CYCCB exam. Please check back here for update information on a rescheduled exam date.

If you are interested in registering for this new exam on an undetermined date, please register on the CYCCB Registration link: Registration Form

For the most up to date information about accessing Ryerson University, please visit: https://www.ryerson.ca/research/covid-19/


The OACYC works with the Child and Youth Care Certification Board (CYCCB) to offer Child and Youth Care Practitioner certification to practitioners in Ontario (both with and without accredited CYC program qualifications). The CYCCB awards professional certification to individuals who demonstrate their commitment to professional practice and higher standards.

This certification is based on competencies that are organized across five domains:

  1. Professionalism
  2. Cultural and human diversity
  3. Applied human development
  4. Relationship and communication
  5. Developmental practice methods

For more information about the competencies, please click here.

The certification process includes four components:

  1. Successful completion of the CYCCB situational judgement exam
  2. Submission of an application
  3. Completion of a portfolio
  4. Submission of references


The OACYC can help you to complete the certification process from proctoring the exam to setting up a support session that will assist with the completion of your portfolio.

Fees are detailed below. Please contact us to let us know you are interested in an examination date in your area. Exams are also able to be booked on request. If an agency or group of individuals of more than 5 people want to write the exam, the OACYC will work with them in the geographic location they are in.

Fees for Certification

Exam               $177.00
Application    $131.00
Renewal          $66.00
Extension        $26.00

For more information on certification and preparing for the exam, please visit the CYCCB website www.cyccb.org


Need help with your CYC certification application?

These one-hour, online sessions are open forums that cover attendees’ questions regarding any aspect of the certification process. Topics may include specifics on how to complete your application, references, documenting your training and experience and finishing your portfolio. If you require additional assistance beyond what is covered on the call, a resource person will be assigned to assist you with your application.

Webinars are offered monthly. Sign up here.