Career Development Practitioner (CDP): Gain a Competitive Edge

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Listening to long lectures in an overcrowded classroom is not always conducive to interactive learning, especially if you enjoy learning at your own pace using different modes of learning. At Career Professionals of Canada, you can learn online and gain support from your instructor and colleagues in a collaborative atmosphere. You can even pursue your Career Development Practitioner (CDP) designation through online courses and gain a competitive edge!

My own experience with CPC’s online courses began in 2014 when I completed CPC’s Advanced Résumé Development Program because I wanted to take my résumé writing skills to the next level. I learned at my own pace with the guidance of an expert instructor and supportive colleagues. This program boosted my résumé writing skills significantly. I learned how to create compelling job search documents that articulate the unique value of my clients.

Achieving Your CDP is Within Your Reach

It’s never been easier to work towards your Career Development Practitioner (CDP) certification. Certification is becoming increasingly important and mandatory in many provinces to validate knowledge, adhere to high standards of professionalism and ethics, and keep updated with best career development practices and evolving market trends.

Career Professionals of Canada offers  a wide range of Career Development Practitioner (CDP) courses in a part-time, fully facilitated format. These courses are instructed in a collaborative environment. The Career Foundations course gives you the Ethics and Theory training you need to comply with the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners (S&Gs).

Why You Should Enrol in CDP Courses

Gain a solid foundation of career development knowledge with the intensive 225-hour CDP Program.

Upgrade your competencies in critical areas of career development in the following areas:

Convenient, flexible, asynchronous format allows you to learn at your own pace.

The module-based program runs year-round and is ideal for adult learners. Courses can be taken in any order based on your professional development needs. Active participation enriches your learning experience with engaging discussion forums. A messaging system provides real-time interaction between session leaders and other students online.

Acquire and test your knowledge through diverse learning modes.

The distance education format consists of: various videos, reading, quizzes, online discussions, reflection exercises, small projects, and a final homework assignment.

Prerequisite for the provincial CCDP Program.

CDP-101 will help you meet the mandatory minimum requirements for Ethics and Theory if you want to pursue the provincial Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) certification.

Upholds rigorous standards to help you maximize your success.

Prior experience or a diploma in a related area is recommended. Practical homework assignments must be completed each week with at least 80% earned in all five courses.

Easy to navigate online.

All you need is reliable internet access that allows you to download resources and meaningfully contribute to discussion forums. Upon program registration, you will receive login instructions by email so that you can familiarize yourself with the online training environment.

Leverage rewarding career opportunities.

Upon successful completion of the CDP program, you have plenty of options available — work in a university or college centre, career counselling firm, employment agency, recruitment firm, or run your own independent career practice. Career opportunities are limitless!

Why delay? Validate your expertise with accredited certification through the CDP courses. Unleash your authentic potential and help your clients navigate the ever-changing labour market with confidence.

Check Career Professionals of Canada’s Events Schedule and register for upcoming courses.

Lori Jazvac is a passionate, award-winning Master Certified Résumé Strategist and Certified Employment Strategist through Career Professionals of Canada. As a multi-certified Master Résumé Writer and Certified Career Transition Coach, she specializes in helping clients navigate challenging career transitions. In 2013, an empowering vision inspired Lori to launch Creative Horizons Communications, a holistic career services firm where she virtually supports jobseekers around the globe to embrace their next career milestone. In her spare time, Lori enjoys dance, blogging, watching comedies and reality shows, yoga, and taking long walks in nature.

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