CANADIAN STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES
The National Competency Profile for Career Development Professionals is now available for CDPs across Canada to use, and reference in their daily work.
CANADIAN STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES for Career Development Practitioners
The Canadian Standards & Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners is a voluntary code of conduct for those in the field. They were developed to:
Define career development as a legitimate specialization
Provide a foundation for designing career development-practitioner training
Provide quality assurance to the public
Recognize and validate the diverse skill sets of practitioners working in the field
Create a common voice and vocabulary for career development
The Standards & Guidelines outline a specific set of competencies required for Career Development Practitioners based upon job practices. The three competency clusters are:
Core Competencies: Professional behaviors, interpersonal competence, career development knowledge, and needs assessment and referral
Areas of Specialization: Assessment, facilitated individual and group learning, career counseling, information and resource management, work development, and community capacity-building
Common Skills and Knowledge: Work search strategies and group facilitation
To learn more about the Standards & Guidelines visit the link below. The full S&Gs are available here.