Certification Criteria

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

Please download here the Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) Criteria Guideline

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. At least one of these references also must appear on the Professional Reference Form.

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Certification Fees

The certification fee of $157.50 (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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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.