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
Format: Virtual classes
Next info session: Wed, 1 Jun 2022 12:00 PM PDT


Why this program?





Program completion

14 weeks
To graduate, pass all courses required to complete the program.

Program dates

Spring: Apr 21–Jul 27, 2022
Fall: Oct–Feb

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 program beginning April 2022.

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  • Tomoko Kajiyama never particularly enjoyed being a student. It wasn’t until the end of high school, when one of her teachers left a lasting impression on her, that she began to appreciate the significant difference teachers can make.
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  • Ning Huang has always loved helping people. This passion led her to the Career Development Practitioner Certificate program and a career as an employment counsellor with Richmond Youth Service Agency, where she excels at helping clients find their own passion.
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