Certification Criteria

feature2Application for this credential is voluntary. Eligibility is based upon a combination of education, work experience, and evidence of competency.

Applicants who meet all requirements for CCDP certification may apply directly for Certification. Those who do not meet all the criteria required for Certification may apply for the provisional status of CCDP Candidate. Upon completing all the requirements for certification, a CCDP Candidate may apply for full Certification at no extra fees. For more information on CCDP Candidacy and CCDP Application Process, please click here.


 The CCDP Paths

There are six different paths to the Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) designation.


Apply for CCDP Certification

To apply for CCDP certification, please complete the CCDP Application Form and submit it along with your certification fee and the required documents, as outlined in the application form.

Applicants must provide evidence of an ongoing, valid individual BCCDA Professional Membership in good standing as part of their application. If you are not currently a BCCDA member, please click here to join, and submit your payment or email receipt with your application.

Applicants must include two professional references with their application using the Professional Reference Form.

Please ensure to have all the supplement documents (such as official transcript, proofs of completion for Ethics and Theories, proof of payment…) scanned in PDF format prior to applying for CCDP online.


How to submit your CCDP application:

  • Submit your application online. You will be able to upload your files after you submit your profile information, and before you submit the payment. If you are ready to upload the document, please click here.
  • Submit your application online by sending your packages to admin@bccda.org, subject: CCDP applicant-Your name or CCDP Candidacy applicant- Your name
  • Submit by paper to BCCDA registrar office at: 728-510 W Hastings St. Vancouver BC, V6B 1L8

Certification Fees

The certification fee of $52.50 (5% GST included) covers the cost of assessment, and is payable upon submission of the application. Please note that this fee is non-refundable.
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CCDP Application Processing Times

Processing times tell you how long it took The BCCDA Reviewer Committee to process applications in the past after receiving a complete application package. Processing times can vary, depending on the qualification of your file and how many applications we receive.

The BCCDA Reviewer Committee will evaluate the applications within 2-4 weeks for online applications and a maximum of 6 weeks for paper application.**

Please note that your application may take longer to process if it’s not complete. We will contact the applicant within five business days to inform you about the missing or additional required information from the committee.

**Due to unusual circumstances, and currently higher that usual volumes of applications,  the processing times are going to be longer. We are currently working on improving the situation. 

Confirmation Email

*Important to all CCDP Applicants:

Please note that BCCDA will send an email confirmation to the email address indicated in your application (with your receipt attached, if applicable) within three business days for online applications and within seven business days for regular mail applications. If you have not received our confirmation email after this time, please contact the BCCDA office.