CPC’s Career Development Practitioner (CDP) Courses
Career Professionals of Canada’s Career Development Practitioner (CDP) Courses are aligned to the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners (S&Gs) and the CDP Competency Framework.
Our Career Development Foundations Course (CDP-101) covers Ethics and Theory, which are important considerations for your provincial Certified Career Development Practitioner / Professional (CCDP) certification.
CPC’s Career Development Practitioner (CDP) courses are ideal if you want to update your competencies, working towards your provincial/territorial Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) designation, and want prepare to apply for your Career Professionals of Canada (CPC) Certifications.
CPC’s courses are fully facilitated and you receive a very rich interactive learning experience. Our online courses are designed to give you personalized professional development. You can access the course during the daytime, evening, or weekend as you prefer. You complete the modules on your schedule from the convenience of your home or office. Just select, register, and pay for courses as you are ready to take them. Check CPC's Event Schedule for course dates and times. You can find the full course list, schedule, and fees at CareerPro Course.
All career practitioners are welcome to register for professional development courses. Members of the following Supporting Organizations receive a 30% discount on all professional development courses and webinars. Contact your association for the discount code:
- Career Development Association of Alberta (CDAA)
- Career Development Practitioners Certification Board of Ontario (CDPCBO)
- New Brunswick Career Development Association (NBCDA)
Across Canada, the Career Development field is evolving and processes are becoming formalized. Career practitioners across the nation have adopted the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners (S&Gs). A new Career Development Practitioner (CDP) Competency Framework is also being created.
According to Sareena Hopkins of the Canadian Council for Career Development (3CD), “Certification raises the bar for our field, demonstrating to our employers, funders, policy makers, and the public that our work is grounded in professional excellence. It operationalizes the competency standards and ethical guidelines that were established through the S&Gs.”
Many provinces have already launched certification programs for Career Development Practitioners (CDPs). Not every province/territory offers CCDP certification. However, some are well established and others are well underway. Currently, certification is mandatory for Career Counsellors in Québec. Voluntary certification for career development practitioners is in place in Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Ontario. To be inclusive of established practitioners, provinces have instituted “grandparenting” provisions.
The CCDP is administered provincially through the following associations/boards:
- British Columbia Career Development Association
- Career Development Association of Alberta
- Saskatchewan Career Development Association
- Manitoba Association for Career Development
- Career Development Practitioners Certification Board of Ontario
- New Brunswick Career Development Action Group
- Nova Scotia Career Development Association
- Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Career Practitioners
- Career Development Association of Prince Edward Island
- L’Ordre des conseillers et conseillères d’orientation du Québec (Note: Career Counsellors in Québec are mandated to be certified.)
The Certified Career Development Professional / Practitioner (CCDP) is under the jurisdiction of provincial/territorial Career Development associations/boards. Practitioners have embraced the need for professionalism in their field by registering with their respective provincial/territorial association and other associations such as Career Professionals of Canada.