Certified Career Development Professional - CCDP
“As a certified Career Development Practitioner, your expertise and experience will be formally recognized and, as others join you, Career Development will be recognized as a rigorous field that creates value for individuals, employers, communities, our province and our country.” Sareena Hopkins, Executive Director of Canadian Career Development Foundation & Chair Council for Canadian Council for Career Development.
Why should you become a Certified Career Development Professional - CCDP
CCDP designation is a recognized trademark that communicate CREDIBILITY, a high level of PROFESSIONALISM and ETHICAL STANDARDS, as well as commitment to continuous professional development.
Certified professionals showcase high industry standards in the level of their training or work experience in order to qualify for the credentials. The certification makes it easier to communicate the expertise to the clients as well as prospective employers.
BCCDA is now leading conversations with the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology, and Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. We are in the process of expanding our relationships and exploring the ways the current certification will be officially recognized.
Being certified, you are demonstrating to everyone, but most importantly to your clients and your potential employers that you have a combination of education, work experience, and competency to provide expertise at the professional standards of career development as they are set in British Columbia. CCDP certification gives you an edge of a trusted career development practitioner.
Who is the CCDP Designation for?
CCDP designation is designed to serve professional in a variety of Career Development related professions;
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
Application for this credential is voluntary. Eligibility is based upon a combination of education, work experience, and evidence of competency.
Applicants who meet all requirements for CCDP certification may apply directly for Certification. Those who meet the criteria partially are also encouraged to apply, and will be given a provisional status of CCDP Candidate. CCDP Candidate will have 5 years to fullfil missing criteria. After the missing criteria are submitted and pass the review process, the Candidate will be given full CCDP status at no extra cost.
HOW CAN I BECOME A CERTIFIED CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL?
Step two: Apply for certification ONLINE. Access our online application HERE and follow the steps outlined. If you need assistance, please contact our certification manager, Sweety Rajpal at firstname.lastname@example.org, and she will gladly assists you with the process.
Step three: Your application will be reviewed by our review team and you will get the final results approximately three weeks after your completed application has been submitted.
Step four: When your application was successful and you become a CERTIFIED CAREER DEVELOPMENT PRACTITIONER or a temporary CANDIDATE status, you will be asked to join us as a Professional Member, so you can keep up to date with the latest knowledge within the sector and also so you can maintain your certification by doing annual professional development activities. Apply for professional membership HERE.
READ CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDELINES
APPLY TO BECOME CCDP (CERTIFIED CAREER DEVELOPMENT PRACTITIONER)
CCDP MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS