Requirements for


Steps to Certification

Steps to Certification

Candidate Self-Assessment:

The self-assessment tool enables you to assess your knowledge, skills, and attitudes against the program qualification requirements. It is designed to help you in your decision-making regarding the Certification program. You will find a link to download the self-assessment tool on the right.

Coaching review with Program Advisor:

Once you’ve completed the self-assessment – or while you are working on it – you will meet with the Certification Program Advisor to discuss your background, experiences and competencies. It is important that you enter the program with a clear understanding of how your background relates to the requirements and that you have complete, detailed information to choose the appropriate route. The Program Advisor is available for support throughout the program.

Completing the self-assessment and meeting with the Program Advisor will help you determine whether you meet the eligibility requirements (a minimum of 5400 hours of relevant paid work experience within the past five years and sufficient acquisition of CDP competencies).

Program fees and Registration:

Once your route to certification is chosen, you are ready to pay program fees and complete the registration process. Your registration form and résumé will be reviewed by the Office of the Registrar.

Please ensure you have completed your Self-Assessment and have spoken with the Certification Advisor before purchasing the CCDP program.
Gold Seal CCDP Certification | NSCDA

 Certified Career Development
Practitioner (CCDP)

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Ashley Halverson
902 832-2133

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