Work towards Certification while accumulating the required hours of experience.
The NSCDA has been certifying Career Development Practitioners (CCDPs) in Nova Scotia since 2015. Our process is a Recognition of Prior Learning / Competency based model. People working in the field who do not meet the three-year (5400 hour) requirement can apply to the Career Pathways to Certification program. This will allow them to develop the competencies required to become certified while gaining the mandatory work experience hours. Career Pathways includes the full Certification process.