Career Development Practitioner Certificate

In just 14 weeks, gain the skills you need to work as a career development practitioner, career coach, employment counsellor or vocational consultant. Our full-time, online program is recognized by the BC Career Development Association and can prepare you for designation as a Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP).


Courses: 9 + practicum
Completion time: 14 weeks
Location: Online courses / on-site practicum (B.C.)
Format: Virtual classes
Next info session: Wed, 14 Jun 2023 12:00 PM PDT


Why this program?




Online courses delivered via Zoom
On-site practicum based in B.C.

Program completion

14 weeks (including 3-week practicum)
To graduate, pass all courses required to complete the program.

Program dates

Spring: April 20 – July 27, 2023

Course work

Classes: 30 hours/week
Homework: 6–8 hours/week


Mon–Fri 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Pacific Time

Learning materials

Textbooks not included


$400 approximate textbook cost
$75 program application fee

Application info

No application deadline but seats fill quickly (pay tuition in full to secure your seat)

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Application requirements

  • Undergraduate degree recommended
  • Mature students who do not meet this requirement may qualify with at least 5 years of appropriate experience
  • English Language Requirements

See Application details for more info. 

Applications are now open for the April–July 2023 program.

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