BCCDA is the official and recognized certifying body for professionals working in the Career Development related field as well as agencies employing such professionals in British Columbia.
Professions in the Career Development Sector
Career Development Practitioners
Career Development Specialists
Professionals working with Immigrants
Job Placement Professionals
Family and Personal Counsellors
Educators, Trainers, Facilitators
Human Resource Professionals
Program Managers, Executive Directors
What does certification with BCCDA mean?
Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) - These recognized sector credentials guarantee a high level of qualifications as well as a commitment to continuous learning to keep the knowledge current and relevant to provide the best service to clients.
A Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) is a professional who has exhibited career development knowledge, interpersonal competence, needs assessment, and referral skills amongst other competencies required to provide a high level of qualified service.
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 counseling, 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.