As the Canadian Evaluation Society notes, the Credentialed Evaluator designation means “that the holder has provided evidence of the education and experience required by the CES to be a competent evaluator.” This designation is based on demonstrated achievement and ongoing support for five professional competencies:
- Reflective Practice competencies focus on the fundamental norms and values underlying evaluation practice and awareness of one’s evaluation expertise and needs for growth.
- Technical Practice competencies focus on the specialized aspects of evaluation, such as design, data collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting.
- Situational Practice competencies focus on the application of evaluative thinking in analyzing and attending to the unique interests, issues, and contextual circumstances in which evaluation skills are being applied.
- Management Practice competencies focus on the process of managing a project / evaluation, such as budgeting, coordinating resources and supervising.
- Interpersonal Practice competencies focus on people skills, such as communication, negotiation, conflict resolution, collaboration, and diversity.