Career Development Practitioner

Guide others to a new career and a brighter future

BC Career Development Association

National Career Development Association

In our full-time program, you’ll gain the skills you need to work as a career development practitioner, career coach, employment counsellor or vocational consultant. Our programs are recognized by the BC Career Development Association and the National Career Development Association, and can prepare you for designation as a Certified Career Development Practitioner or Certified Career Services Provider.

  • Earn your certificate in 14 weeks, including a hands-on practicum
  • Take professional development workshops that can help maintain professional designations
  • Learn from industry leaders in the career development field
  • Join a supportive professional network of alumni

Full-Time Certificate Program


10 courses
(including practicum)


Finish in 14 weeks


Our intensive Career Development Practitioner Certificate: Employment Services program includes a three-week practicum. In just 14 weeks, you’ll graduate ready to facilitate, implement and plan career development programs.

Location update: This program has moved to online-supported remote delivery through August 2021 to protect the health and safety of our community.

Is this program for you?

If you enjoy working with people and making a difference in their lives, our full-time certificate offers a fast-track to a future as an employment counsellor or career development practitioner.



3-5 days/workshop



While priority is given to our certificate students, you’re welcome to register for our professional development workshops when space is available.

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