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 Practitioner - 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. " Natalia Bussard, BCCDA President
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 Educators
- Career Development Specialists
- Employment Counsellors
- Career Counsellors
- Career Coaches
- Rehabilitation Consultants
- Professionals working with Immigrants
- Job Placement Professionals
- Job Developers
- Co-Op Coordinators
- Family and Personal Counsellors
- Educators, Trainers, Facilitators
- Human Resource Professionals
- Product Developers
- Program Managers, Executive Directors
- Policy Makers
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.
READ CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDELINES
APPLY TO BECOME CCDP (CERTIFIED CAREER DEVELOPMENT PRACTITIONER)
CCDP MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS