BCCDA is committed to supporting First Nations across BC on their journey towards increasing access to economic opportunities through expanding employability within those communities. 

British Columbia has a diverse cultural heritage of the First Nations. To find out more, please explore the interactive map :

BCCDA is committed to working with the FIRST NATIONS OF BC, supporting access to employment within their communities by giving career development professional a certification framework that can formalize their skills and qualifications. We encourage the Tribal Councils and Bands to become our MEMBER AGENCIES in order to create meaningful connections, increase visibility and promote their work at large. 

Are you a Career Development Practitioner working with Indigenous Clients? Are you interested in being certified?  Get started today:

Getting Certified is an important step towards creating an official recognition of your skills and experience when it comes to your work in career development and building up the communities where you work.


Step one:  Complete Ethics and Theories Course - You can take the course at one of the educators listed HERE, or you can sign up for Ethics and Theories with BCCDA

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, 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


Contact  our First Nation Board Representative; Kevin Ned at


Contact our certification manager Sweety Rajpal at or call 604-684-3638.

Not ready to be certified, but still interested in being part of our community and gaining access to our resources? Please, join us as our ASSOCIATE OR STUDENT MEMBER