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BC Career Development Association (BCCDA) Membership

We are a global leader in supporting competent and ethical Career Development Practitioners and advocates for the profession in order that the highest quality of service is provided..
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Be In The Know

As of June 11, 2016 BCCDA has changed our membership structures, CCDP Certification and Re-certification, CCDP Candidacy program. Click here to read about the changes and how they would affect you.

Let us hear your opinion!
You speak, we listen! To help us serve you better, please complete this short BCCDA member survey before February 25th, 2017.  Survey results are anonymous and will be used for internal planning only. All current individual BCCDA members in good standing are eligible to participate. Limit one entry per person. All CCDP holders can claim 30 minutes of professional activity toward their annual 25 hours renewal.

Professional Training

CDC 2017 Pre-Conference Free Workshop-BCIT’s Advanced Placement and Prior Learning (APPL) program- March 16th, 2017 at 12:00 pm PST

BCIT’s Corporate & Industry Training is well known by career development professionals, but did you know that we now look at the workplace training and education acquired by individuals and translate into this into post-secondary credits?  This allows individuals to receive recognition for their life’s experiences and puts them on a fast track towards earning a credential. Join us to find out more about how you can take advantage of this for yourself, your organization, or your clients!

Journals, Books & Articles

Get access to our great collection of journals, books and articles. BCCDA members can purchase either a PDF or printed format at a discounted rate.


Have many questions about the Career Development field? Visit our collection of professional resources and guidelines. Gain local research knowledge, current best practices, and many more! If you would like to contribute to our resources’ page, please contact BCCDA registrar office.

Upcoming Events

Career Development Conference 2017- Celebrating 20th Anniversary

You are invited to celebrate our 20th  anniversary together with over 500 career practitioners, settlement professionals, education providers, community service agencies, business and industry leaders from across Canada! This is an opportunity for you to exchange knowledge, explore innovative approaches in the areas of career development, and learn about best practices across regions. Attending our conference to advance your future career.

Come join us at the CDC 2017 on March 27 & 28, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in the heart of downtown Vancouver.

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Important Notice to all BCCDA Members

Welcome to our new webpage! We hope that you have enjoyed the new look as much as we did. Please note that our new webpage is still in a testing mode and some functions such as find a practitioner and CCDP online submission are being tested at the moment. All BCCDA members can access your member portal using your email address as log in ID. We will send you an update by email once we complete the site.

Thank you for your patience and on-going supports!

Certification Across Canada

Is your certification valid across Canada? Check this chart from Canadian Council for Career Development showing Canadian Certification at a Glance – August 2016. Information provided for BC, Alberta, Quebec, the only provinces with formal certification. The chart contains important information on developments towards certification in Nova Scotia New Brunswick and Ontario.
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