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Certified Career Development Professional (CCDP) Designation

In 2005 the Career Development Association of Alberta (CDAA) was the first provincial career development association in Canada to launch a voluntary certification for Career Development Practitioners, leading the way for British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Ontario to follow. Several other provinces are currently exploring certification options as well. The CDAA and other provincial career development associations are members of the Canadian Council for Career Development and, specifically, the Certification Working Group. This involvement has enabled the provincial associations to work together to address issues related to certification reciprocity and the development of national certification and re-certification standards.

The Certified Career Development Professional (CCDP) designation is based on the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners and requires adherence to a professional Code of Ethics. Through a robust re-certification process CCDPs may maintain their designation.

Certification not only provides a mechanism to validate and recognize the competence of practitioners working in the field but to legitimize the complex and evolving field of practice. Through the standardization of competencies certification delivers quality assurance for employers, funders, and the public. The certification process takes into account both formal and informal learning and experience to unify practitioners with a common voice and vocabulary for career development.

The CCDP Application Guide outlines the CCDP certification criteria, the education and employment eligibility standards for both the Education Pathway and the Employment Pathway, and the application process. Please review the guide carefully and contact the CDAA Registrar at ed@careerdevelopment.ab.ca if you have any questions.

PLEASE NOTE THAT AS OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2017, PAPER COPIES OF APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED, AND WILL BE RETURNED IF SUBMITTED.

APPLICANTS FOR THE CCDP DESIGNATION SHOULD APPLY VIA THE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM


CCDP Schedule of Fees (effective September 1, 2018)

CDAA Membership Fee (due annually) - $150.00 + GST

Late Renewal of CDAA Membership Fee - $50.00 + GST (in addition to the CDAA membership renewal fee)

CCDP Application Fee (due at time of application) - $200.00 + GST

CCDP Annual Maintenance Fee (due year one and year two) - $50.00 + GST / year

CCDP Re-certification Application Fee (due year three) - $150.00 + GST

CCDP Reinstatement Fee (due at time of reinstatement) - $100.00 + GST

CCDP Transfer Fee (due at time of application) - $100.00 + GST

CCDP Appeal Fee (due at time of appeal) - $50.00 + GST



NOTICE TO CDAA MEMBERS

CDAA Membership Late Renewal Fees / CCDP Reinstatement Fees January 2018

Dear CDAA Members:

We value your commitment to your profession and are grateful for your continued support of the CDAA. In order to ensure your continue to receive the benefits that the CDAA has to offer and to maintain your CCDP designation it is important that your CDAA membership be renewed in a timely manner.

In January 2018 the CDAA Board of Directors approved a CDAA Membership Late Renewal Fee and CCDP Reinstatement Fee policy as recommended by the Registration / Standards and Certification Committee. The implementation of late renewal fees and reinstatement fees is the result of a comprehensive review of the CDAA's current fee structure and part of an overall financial policy review. All CDAA members should receive at least three (3) automatic notification reminders regarding their membership expiry date. If you are unsure of your membership expiry date you can access that information by logging in to your CDAA member profile at http://www.careerdevelopment.ab.ca/. Please also ensure your contact information is up to date so that you continue to receive notifications and communications from the CDAA.

The following came into effect on March 1, 2018:

CDAA Membership Late Renewal Fees 

Effective March 1, 2018 a $50.00 + GST late fee, in addition to the CDAA membership renewal fee, will be applied to all CDAA memberships renewed after the expiry date.

CDAA members who do not act on the email renewal reminders sent to them in advance of their CDAA membership expiry date will have a late fee of $50.00 + GST manuallly applied to their account the day after their CDAA membership expires. In order to maintain their CDAA membership the member must pay the CDAA membership renewal fee and late fee within 30 days of the expiry date. Members who do not pay the membership renewal fee and late fee within 30 days of the expiry date will be removed from the CDAA member directory and member benefits will cease.

Should a former member choose to reactivate their CDAA membership after their removal from the CDAA member directory they must apply for a new CDAA membership. The application will not be approved until the new membership fee and the previously applied late fee are paid in full.

CCDPs who do not act on the email renewal reminders sent to them in advance of their CDAA membership expiry date will have a late fee of $50.00 + GST manually applied to their account the day after their CDAA membership expires. In  order to maintain their CDAA membership and CCDP designation the member must pay the CDAA membership renewal fee and late fee within 30 days of the expiry date. CCDPs who do not pay the membership renewal fee and late fee within 30 days of the expiry date will be removed from the CDAA member directory, will no longer hold the CCDP designation, and member benefits will cease.

Should a former CCDP choose to reactive their CDAA membership after their removal from the CDAA member directory they must apply for a new CDAA membership. The application will not be approved until the new membership fee and the previously applied late fee are paid in full. The former CCDP may be eligible for CCDP reinstatement.

CCDP Reinstatement Fees

Effective March 1, 2018 a $100.00 + GST CCDP reinstatement fee, in addition to the re-certification application fee, will be applied to all CCDP re-certification applications submitted after the CCDP expiry date.

CCDPs who do not act on the email re-certification reminders sent to them in advance of their CCDP expiry date will have a reinstatement fee of $100.00 + GST manually applied to their account the day after their CCDP expires. In order to maintain their CCDP designation the member must pay the re-certification application fee and reinstatement fee within 30 days of the CCDP expiry date. Members who do not pay the re-certification application fee and reinstatement fee within 30 days of the CCDP expiry date will be removed from the CCDP directory and will no longer hold the CCDP designation.

Should a former CCDP choose to reinstate their CCDP designation after their removal from the CCDP directory they must apply for re-certification. The application will not be considered for approval until the re-certification fee, reinstatement fee, and CDAA membership renewal fee / new membership fee and late fee (if applicable) are paid in full. Former CCDPs will only be eligible for re-certification up to two (2) years after their CCDP expiry date. After two (2) years former CCDPs will be required to submit a new CCDP application.

Please feel free to contact the CDAA with any questions regarding the new CDAA Membership Late Renewal Fee and CCDP Reinstatement Fee policy, by email, at ed@careerdevelopment.ab.ca.

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