Certified Career Development Agency
WHY SHOULD YOU BECOME BCCDA CERTIFIED AGENCY
BCCDA Agency Certification makes it easy for Career Development Agencies to communicate CREDIBILITY, a high level of PROFESSIONALISM and ETHICAL STANDARDS to their clients and other stakeholders. Certified agencies showcase a highly QUALIFIED workplace that is committed to excellence and continuous learning. The certification provides agencies with PUBLIC RECOGNITION for meeting and exceeding the Career Development Industry standards.
BCCDA is now leading a conversation with different ministries, expanding our relationships and exploring the ways our current agency certification modules will be utilized during the next round of procurement design process.
A BCCDA CERTIFIED CAREER DEVELOPMENT AGENCY:
Communicates qualified workforce
Benefits from continuous professional development of it's workforce
Benefits from increased industry recognition and credibility
Has a competitive edge that strengthens funding proposals
Advocates for further development of Career Development Industry
Increases chances of attracting highly qualified and motivated workforce
Increases its visibility with BCCDA’s membership base
Attracts more clients
AGENCY CERTIFICATION CRITERIA
An Agency will become certified if meeting the following criteria;
Has an active agency membership with BCCDA
Has paid an appropriate processing fee
75% or more of employees providing client facing, career development related services are either CCDP Certified, CCDP Candidates or they have applied for CCDP Certification or CCDP Candidacy (further referred to as CCDP Applicant).
(Please note, your clerical/administrative staff doesn't count towards your certification numbers. Only employees providing career development related services are accounted for)
Agency Certification Processing Fees *
Large Agency (over 20 employees) – $350
Medium Agency (10 to 20 employees) – $250
Small Agency (less than 10 employees) – $150
HOW TO APPLY FOR AGENCY CERTIFICATION
STEP 1 - BECOME BCCDA MEMBER AGENCY
STEP 2 - PROCESS APPLICATION FEE:
Step 3 - COMPLETE AGENCY CERTIFICATION APPLICATION
All agencies who reach 75% level of their client facing staff having either CCDP, CCDP Candidate or CCDP Applicant designation qualify for certification. However, there are 4 different levels of certification based on the numbers of fully certified staff within the organization.
More than 75 % of all qualifying employees or contractors are fully CCDP Certified
Less than 75% up to 50% of all qualifying employees or contractors are fully CCDP Certified.
Less than 50% up to 25% of all qualified employees or contractors are fully CCDP Certified.
Less than 25% of all qualified employees or contractors are currently fully CCDP Certified.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
The BCCDA Agency Certification Committee will review your applications. If you meet the criteria, you will become a BCCDA Certified Agency. Certified agencies will be eligible to use the BC Certified Career Development Agency logo in their communication materials.
AGENCY CERTIFICATION ANNUAL REVIEW PROCESS
BCCDA will require an annual status report. In order to keep your certification, you will be asked to;
Keep active membership with BCCDA
Update and re-submit the list of BCCDA certified employees/contractors. Based on the numbers of your CCDP staff you will be awarded Gold, Silver, Bronze or Basic Status
Submit a report on internal or external training opportunities for staff
Submit a report on CCDP candidate preferred job postings
You will need to submit the BCCDA AGENCY CERTIFICATION ANNUAL REPORT form maximum a month before your certification anniversary date or not more than two weeks past your certification anniversary date. If you don’t submit the report within requested time-frame, your certification will automatically expire.