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 Global Career Development Facilitator.

  • 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.

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.

Part-Time Certificate Program


Thank you for your interest in the Career Development Practitioner Certificate: Career Management (part-time).

Please note our Career Development Practitioner Certificate: Career Management program is currently under review. We will be taking this opportunity to ensure we continue to offer a program that is current and meets the needs of our students and industry.

We encourage you to consider our full-time program, which includes a three-week practicum: Career Development Practitioner Certificate: Employment Services. The next offerings are scheduled for April 16 – July 23, 2020 and October 15, 2020 – February 4, 2021.

Please check back in spring 2020 for more information. For any inquiries, please contact



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