Career Professionals of Canada’s Training Programs


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CPC offers a range of fully-facilitated online courses and webinars for career professionals. Members receive a 50% discount on all courses and webinars.

  • Career Development Practitioner (CDP) Program
  • Strategic Résumé Writing (RES) Program
  • Professional Development Webinars

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Career Professionals of Canada

Career Professionals of Canada offers a number of innovative online and blended-delivery training programs for practitioners. Our training programs are built on the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners (S&Gs) and the Career Development Practitioner (CDP) Competency Framework.

Career professionals working in government, not-for-profit, educational, and private practice settings have taken advantage of CPC training. Many practitioners take our courses so that they can upgrade their own skills, incorporate tools and techniques into their services, and develop appropriate programs to deliver within their institutions.

Our online training courses are fully-facilitated and you receive a very rich interactive learning experience. You'll work along with other students and you'll get direction, training, and support from your course leader. In addition to personalized professional development, you'll get continuing education credits.

Online courses are cost effective. You can access your course during the daytime, evening, or weekend, as you prefer. There is no travel required and you can complete courses from the comfort of your home and office. Once you have successfully completed the course, you'll receive a course certificate.

CPC Members receive a 50% discount on all courses. Check our course schedule and pricing page for further details.

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Career Development Practitioner (CDP) Program

CPC's part-time online CDP program includes five courses that can be completed in any order. Courses are aligned to the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners (S&Gs) and the CDP Competency Framework. CPC's CDP courses are ideal if you want to:

  • Update your competencies in career, interview, employment, and résumé strategy.
  • Work towards your provincial/territorial Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) designation
  • Prepare to apply for your Career Professionals of Canada (CPC) certifications. 

If you wish to attain your Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) certification, then you must take CDP-101. This course is recognized by the Canadian Council for Career Development (3CD) and provincial associations. They will help you meet the mandatory minimum requirements for Ethics and Theory.

Career Development Practitioner (CDP) Courses

IMPORTANT NOTE: CPC specializes in professional development for adults. The CDP training program is ideal for students who would like an intensive program that can be completed within a short time frame. If you require a longer program that will provide you with additional credits towards your CCDP certification, check with your provincial association for a list of approved educational institutions.

Fast-Track Certification Program

CPC's Fast-Track program allows you to be granted your certification immediately if you have two years related work experience. When you pass these courses, you can apply to be automatically granted the associated certification without submitting work product:

You can find the full course list, schedule, and fees at

CPC’s online Strategic Résumé Writing program is fully-facilitated and interactive.

Real-World Résumé Strategy (RES-01) is designed to upgrade your résumé writing skills and enable you to apply current theories, concepts, and measures in your work with clients. If you are serious about advancing your strategic résumé competency for real-world challenges, you will discover that this course is designed to help you achieve your goal!

In ATS Résumés (RES-02), you will learn and understand how Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) work. You will learn how recruiters use LinkedIn, Google, company websites, and their own computers to find, sort, and select candidates. You will build a solid knowledge base that will enable your clients to submit their online applications and be found by recruiters. You will help your client create résumés that get through the system!

Strategic Résumé Writing (RES) Courses

You can find the full course list, schedule, and fees at

CPC Webinars are a convenient and effective way to receive best practices, effective solutions, and quality resources related to career development. Get actionable training from some of Canada’s most respected experts. Keep pace with the latest issues that impact our profession.

Webinars run 90 minutes in length and include an opportunity for you to get answers to your most pressing questions. Each webinar focuses on a specific topic that will help you learn and grow. These “must-attend” events offer you a platform to learn about new ideas in a relaxed online environment. You will be amazed and pleased with the wealth of knowledge and the resources you will acquire just by attending a CPC webinar!

CPC webinars are an accessible and affordable way to enhance your professional development. All you need to participate is a computer with a reliable internet connection. To listen to the presentations, you will need speakers or headphones. You may be more comfortable using a computer to view the webinars, but if you prefer, you can use a smartphone or a tablet.

Join your colleagues at the next CPC webinar! Review the list of upcoming topics in our events calendar and reserve your spot immediately.

Wondering if you should take CPC courses or certification?

Both courses and certification will help you advance your career. The difference is:

  • Courses will help you learn, grow, and build your skills (training) — you’ll get better at what you do!
  • Certification will authenticate and validate your skills (credentials) — you’ll get recognized for what you do!
  • Learn more about the difference

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