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CCDP Education and Training

Since the launch of the CCDP designation in 2005 the CDAA has maintained a list of “pre-approved” education / training programs and courses from accredited post-secondary institutions in Alberta. While other education / training programs and courses were considered on a case by case basis the “pre-approved” list remained the primary eligibility standard for the CCDP designation.

Given the changing landscape of career development education / training in Canada, and specifically in Alberta, it has become increasingly challenging to maintain a list of “pre-approved” education / training programs and courses from accredited post-secondary institutions in Alberta. Due to these changes the CDAA will no longer maintain a list of “pre-approved” education / training programs and courses but will, through the Canadian Council for Career Development (3CD) Certification Working Group, provide Career Development Practitioners interested in Career Development Practitioner education and training, with an Inventory of Career Development Education / Training Programs and Courses available across Canada.

Eligibility Standards for Career Development Practitioner (CDP) Education / Training Programs and Courses, whether delivered by an accredited post-secondary institution or a private training provider, have been established by the CDAA and will assist those interested in applying for the Certified Career Development Professional (CCDP) designation with guidance regarding the selection of education / training programs and courses.

Questions regarding the Eligibility Standards for Career Development Practitioner (CDP) Education / Training Programs and Courses can be directed to the CDAA Registrar, Lise Stransky, at registrar@careerdevelopment.ab.ca. 

In September 2017, updates to the Eligibility Standards for Career Development Practitioner Education / Training Programs and Courses resulted in changes to the eligibility of the University of Calgary Career and Academic Advising Certificate Program.

Effective January 1, 2018, all applicants for the CDAA’s CCDP designation (Education Pathway) will be required to complete 200 hours of instruction, at the certificate level, to meet the new Education Eligibility Standard.

For current students who registered in the certificate program prior to January 1, 2018, the CDAA will honour the previous CCDP education requirements related to the program:

  1. Career and Academic Advising Certificate (120 hours)
  2. ADL 213 Ethics for Professional Practice (30 hours)

For new students who registered in the certificate program after January 1, 2018 (or who were taking classes, but not registered in the program), the following education requirements for the CCDP designation will apply:

  1. Career and Academic Advising Certificate (120 hours)
  2. ADL 213 Ethics for Professional Practice (30 hours)
  3. 50 additional hours from the courses listed below, depending on what area you are interested in:

This information is also available on the University of Calgary Career and Academic Advising Certificate Program website (https://conted.ucalgary.ca/public/category/courseCategoryCertificateProfile.do?method=load&certificateId=2951430).

If you have any questions please contact the CDAA Registrar, Lise Stransky, at registrar@careerdevelopment.ab.ca or the CDAA Executive Director, Paula Wischoff Yerama, at ed@careerdevelopment.ab.ca.

To better serve CDAA members applying for their CCDP, Life Strategies now has a 10-hour Career Theory Supplement which can be used in conjunction with the 20-hour CMPP course, Career Development Foundations, Emerging Theories, and Models, to met the 30-hour theory training requirements.
 
The supplement is self-study and will comprise of additional readings and an assignment to be submitted via email. You can review the outline at http://lifestrategies.ca/docs/Career-Theory-Supplement-Outline.pdf.
 
If you have already taken the 20-hour course, feel free to register for the supplement at http://www.lifestrategies.ca/store/proddetail.php?prod=TheoriesSupplement. Once we verify your previous course completion, your order will be processed and you’ll receive the course materials via email.
 
If you haven’t yet taken the 20-hour course, feel free to purchase the full course and supplement together at http://www.lifestrategies.ca/store/proddetail.php?prod=PackageTheories
 
If you have any questions, email studentadvisor@lifestrategies.ca.

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