Project Description

Career Development Practitioner Certification Program

Become certified to demonstrate and expand your professional competency and commitment to the field, while supporting your career goals   

Demonstrate your competency in the following areas: Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion, Administration, Interpersonal/Foundational Skills, Career Development Services, Career Self-Management

Approx. 3 – 6 Months for Certification for those who meet the eligibility requirements

Member Fee: $500
Non-Member Fee: $700

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Course Description:

Become certified to demonstrate and expand your professional competency and commitment to the field, while supporting your career goals.

The certification process for Career Development Practitioners (CDP’s) is based on the Nova Scotia Career Development Practitioners Core Competency Profile. The process and the Profile are based on recognition of prior learning (RPL) methods.

Skills to be Demonstrated:

  • Ethics
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Administration
  • Interpersonal/Foundational Skills
  • Career Development Services
  • Career Self-Management

Learning Opportunity:

Course Structure:

Pre-requisite: Candidate must have 5400 hours or more of related work experience over the past 5 years.

  • Introduction
  • Application
  • Work experience
  • Structured interview
  • Exam