Career Development Theories and Code of Ethics

Analyze the strengths and limitations of various career development theories, including Developmental Theory and Life-as-Career Theory, apply them to career intervention, and discuss emerging theories.

You'll examine the nature and use of the code of ethics as defined in the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners, explore ethical issues in the workplace such as confidentiality and conflict of interest, and practise using an ethical decision-making model. You'll also learn how to identify stages of the helping process and practise basic helping skills, including the active engagement concept.

NOTE: Course seats are reserved for students in the Career Development Practitioner Certificate program.


Location: Online
Duration: 6 days / 30 hrs
Available only to students enrolled in:
Career Development Practitioner Certificate

Learning Materials

Tuition fees do not include textbooks. We recommend you purchase your textbook as soon as you’ve enrolled. We will provide additional learning materials online.

Required textbook:

Arthur, N., Borgen, R., McMahon, M. Career Theories and Models at Work: Ideas for Practice. CERIC. ISBN: 978-1-988066-34-9. Available for purchase from Amazon.ca or Indigo

Technical Requirements

For online courses, you will need a computer with audio and microphone that is connected to the internet. Canvas is the online system that will be used for the course. For more information and online support, visit Online Learning.

Professional development credits

This course may meet the requirements for the following designation:

For more details about certification, please contact the association.

This course is pre-approved for continuing education credits from Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRAC) and the College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals (CVRP).