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Isabelle Gonthier, PhD

Vice President, Certification

As Vice President, Certification, Isabelle ensures the highest standards are upheld in the FPSC Level 1® Examination in Financial Planning and the CFP® Examination, the two FPSC examinations required for CFP designation. She also manages FPSC’s certification process and policies, guiding CFP professionals and FPSC Level 1 Certificants in Financial Planning through the process of earning and maintaining the CFP designation and FPSC Level 1 certification.

With expertise in assessment, testing, measurement, research, statistics and data analysis, Isabelle brings vital current research findings and psychometric and statistical expertise to FPSC’s applied testing and assessment programs.

Throughout her career, Isabelle has managed the development and administration of national licensure and certification examinations and assessment tools for various professions in the financial, health, and information technology sectors. She has facilitated numerous committees with participants from across the country (including competency profile development, blueprint development, item writing, and standard setting) and has managed complex projects involving diverse teams of internal and external specialists. Isabelle has delivered competency-based training programs in Canada and Asia and has worked with clients in various settings, with a wide range of needs and challenges. 

Isabelle holds a PhD in cognitive psychology from the University of Ottawa and is fluently bilingual, working in both English and French.