There’s never been a better time to get certified!


By Maureen McCann.

If you are anything like most career professionals, you are so busy that you barely have time to manage your own career and professional development, let alone the many clients you serve every day, week, month and year.

Now is the perfect time to start planning for your Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) certification!

What you need to know

Career Professionals of Canada (CPC) launched its Career Development Practitioner (CDP) courses designed with busy career professionals in mind. The program allows you to earn your CDP certification through CPC with fast-track options for CPC’s Certified Resume, Employment, Interview, and Career Strategist programs.

What are the benefits of the CPC certification program?

Before we go any further, it is important to make a distinction between CPC’s national program and those offered by your province.

  • Career Professionals of Canada (CPC) is a national organization of career professionals. They offer a range of Career Development Practitioner (CDP) professional development courses.
  • Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) programs are offered through each province and, for the most part, are interchangeable between provinces.
Maureen McCann, Career Professional

Maureen McCann, CPC Member

Why I chose to take my ethics and theory courses with Career Professionals of Canada

  • The platform CPC uses for its courses was easy to navigate and simple to understand.
  • All the textbooks, study guides and resources were provided in my registration fee. There were no extra costs.
  • I had attended a number of free CPC sessions prior to this program, so I knew the quality of the program would be second-to-none.
  • The program schedule met with my hectic life. I had just moved back to Canada and was living amongst boxes. The first session of the Ethics course fell at the exact moment I was scheduled to pick my parents up at the airport. Luckily, the session was being recorded and I could go back to the parts that I would miss.

According to the Canadian Standards & Guidelines of Career Development for Career Development Practitioners (S&Gs), “career development practitioners should demonstrate a commitment to professional development.” – (C1.2). What better way to exhibit your dedication to your profession and your clients than to partake in your own professional development?

If you are looking for resources and strategies you can use with your clients to help streamline your efforts, this program is for you.

It’s not too late to firm up your New Year’s resolution to complete your CCDP in 2018!


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