The Career Development industry has many roles that touch on the field of career development. A Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) is a professional who has exhibited career development knowledge, needs assessment and referral skills and expertise as well as having interpersonal competence as a professional in the career development industry. Additionally, a CCDP is required to have skills and expertise in at least three of the following areas: assessment, facilitated individual and group learning, career counselling, information and resource management, work development, and community capacity building. Certified Career Development Practitioners have also committed to adhering to a professional Code of Ethics as outlined by the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners.
Work roles within the career development field may include:
In order maintain their CCDP credential, Certified Career Development Practitioners must maintain a current membership in BC Career Development Association. If you wish to become a member of the BCCDA, click here for more information.
Certification Across Canada
BCCDA works with a national working group, Canadian Council of Career Development on national certification standards. Click here for a current view of certification.
Who is involved in the governance of this credential?
The BC Career Development Association has a governance process that is inclusive in nature, taking into consideration the needs of multiple stakeholders, including the needs of the career development practitioner. There are multiple roles in the overall governing model, including the following:
For organizations who are interested in learning more about the Credential, BC Career Development Association staff are available to provide information sessions and presentations. These presentations are usually 30 minutes. If you are interested in hosting a presentation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.