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To join the more than 300 Alberta and North of 60 career development professionals who stay connected through their professional association, please complete the online membership form.

We work in the following areas:

  • Human Resources Departments
  • Insurance companies
  • Junior and Senior High Schools
  • Municipal, provincial and Federal Government
  • Newcomer settlement and immigration agencies
  • Post-secondary institutions
  • Profit and non-for-profit organizations
  • Rehabilitation Organizations
  • Self Employed

NEW Membership Categories effective September 1, 2018

Membership Category and Definition

Fee

Voting Eligibility

Membership Category Notes / Considerations

Individual Member

Any individual working or studying in career development or a related profession and holding an active Career Development Association of Alberta (CDAA) membership.

Current Fee (effective January 1, 2018): $144.70 + GST

NEW Fee (effective September 1, 2018): $150.00 + GST

1 vote / member

*Individual Members who meet the criteria for the Certified Career Development Professional (CCDP) designation are eligible to apply. Once the CCDP designation has been granted the membership category will be upgraded to Professionally Certified Member and all associated fees and requirements will apply.

Pre-Certified Member

*The Pre-Certified Member category will be discontinued effective September 1, 2018. After September 1, 2018, and on the membership expiry date, current Pre-Certified Members will be upgraded to Individual Members and all associated fees and requirements will apply; effective September 1, 2019 all Pre-Certified Members who were not previously upgraded will be upgraded to Individual Members and all associated fees and requirements will apply. The membership upgrade will be prorated.

Student Member

*The Student Member category will be discontinued effective September 1, 2018. After September 1, 2018, and on the membership expiry date, current Student Members will be upgraded to Individual Members and all associated fees and requirements will apply; effective September 1, 2019 all Student Members who were not previously upgraded will be upgraded to Individual Members and all associated fees and requirements will apply. The membership upgrade will be prorated.

Alumni Member (Formerly Senior Individual Member)

Any individual working or studying in career development or a related profession and having held an active CDAA membership for at least ten (10) years.

Current Fee (effective January 1, 2018: $72.36 + GST

NEW Fee (effective September 1, 2018: $100.00 + GST

1 vote / member

*After September 1, 2018, and on the membership expiry date, current Senior Individual Members will be upgraded to Alumni Members and all associated fees and requirements will apply; effective September 1, 2019 all Senior Individual Members who were not previously upgraded will be upgraded to Alumni Members and all associated fees and requirements will apply. The membership upgrade will be prorated.

*Alumni Members who meet the criteria for the Certified Career Development Professional (CCDP) designation are eligible to apply. Once the CCDP designation has been granted the membership category will be upgraded to Professionally Certified Member and all associated fees and requirements will apply.

Organization Member (Small)

1-14 career development or related employees per site or location

Any organization providing career and employment or related services and holding an active CDAA membership.

*This membership category combines the best of the previous organization membership and group membership categories.

Current Fee (effective January 1, 2018): $385.88 + GST

NEW Fee (effective September 1, 2018): $250.00 + GST

1 vote / organ-ization

*After September 1, 2018, and on the membership expiry date, current Organization Members will be upgraded to the appropriate Organization Member category and all associated fees and requirements will apply; effective September 1, 2019 all Organization Members who were not previously upgraded will be upgraded to the appropriate Organization Member category and all associated fees and requirements will apply. The membership upgrade will be prorated.

*Discounted membership pricing for employees will apply to new members after September 1, 2018 and for current members upon membership expiry.

*An Individual or Alumni membership is required for practitioners applying for the Certified Career Development Professional (CCDP) designation.

Organization Member (Large)

15+ career development or related employees per site or location

Any organization providing career and employment or related services and holding an active CDAA membership.

*This membership category combines the best of the previous organization membership and group membership categories.

Current Fee (effective January 1, 2018): $385.88 + GST

NEW Fee (effective September 1, 2018): $500.00 + GST

1 vote / organ-ization

*After September 1, 2018, and on the membership expiry date, current Organization Members will be upgraded to the appropriate Organization Member category and all associated fees and requirements will apply; effective September 1, 2019 all Organization Members who were not previously upgraded to the appropriate Organization Member category and all associated fees and requirements will apply. The membership upgrade will be prorated.

*Discounted membership pricing for employees will apply to new members after September 1, 2018 and for current members upon membership expiry.

*An Individual or Alumni membership is required for practitioners applying for the Certified Career Development Professional (CCDP) designation.

Professionally Certified Member

Any individual working in career development or a related profession and holding an active CDAA membership who has been granted and maintains the CCDP designation.

Current Fee (effective January 1, 2018): $144.70 + GST

NEW Fee (effective September 1, 2018): $150.00 + GST

1 vote / member

*Individual and Alumni Members who meet the criteria for the Certified Career Development Professional (CCDP) designation are eligible to apply. Once the CCDP designation has been granted the membership category will be upgraded to Professionally Certified Member and all associated fees and requirements will apply.

*Effective September 1, 2018 new CCDP application fees will be increased from $150.00 + GST to $200.00 + GST, and CCDP re-certification application fees will be increased from $100.00 + GST to $150.00 + GST. The annual maintenance fees of $50.00 + GST added to the CDAA membership in years two and three will be eliminated.

*Current CCDPs will pay the annual maintenance fees of $50.00 + GST added to the CDAA membership in years two and three and the $100.00 + GST CCDP re-certification application fee until the re-certification application is approved.

Supporting Organization

Any organization who promotes CDAA events and has an agreement with the CDAA to do so.

N/A

N/A

*Discounted non-member pricing (10%) for all CDAA events and select non-CDAA events.



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Group Membership Option

Career Development Professionals can participate in a group membership option and receive membership discounts of up to 15%.

  • Groups of 5 to 9 members will receive a membership discount of 10%.
  • Groups of 10 or more will receive a membership discount of 15%
  • Group Members can be new or renewing members and do not have to be members of the same organization.

Group 5-9 Administration Form                     Group 5-9 Membership Form

Group 10+ Administration Form                    Group 10+ Membership Form

Kick your networking into high gear and round up your colleagues to take advantage of this fabulous member benefit!

*NEW* Organizational Membership Option

Career Development organizations can now participate in an organizational membership option.

The Organizational Membership category is a way for organizations to keep current with what is happening in the field and the association, to save money on CDAA professional development / conference registration fees for their staff, and to promote their organization.

Organization Member ERS Benefits     Group Vs. Organizational Membership

Students

Student's participating in a full-time post-secondary program related to the field are welcome to join the association.

Get connected and get active with professionals practicing career development in a variety of occupations. Build your network with committed individuals and be on the cutting edge of what is happening in Alberta and globally regarding career development.

CDAA Member Benefits

  • Membership in a professional association. Establish yourself as a member and show employers, clients, and colleagues that you are committed to and current within your profession.
  • Geographically diverse Chapters. Participate in professional development and learning, networking, resource and information sharing, and volunteerism at the local level throughout Alberta and the Northwest Territories.
  • Certified Career Development Professional (CCDP) designation. Demonstrate specific competencies and credentials in the field and commit to ongoing learning and professional development.
  • Professional Development opportunities. Attend locally and provincially offered events. Receive discounted rates on all CDAA events.
  • Career Momentum newsletter. Contribute to and learn within the field of Career Development as well as receive updated information on Association activities and events.
  • “Members Only” website access. Connect with colleagues from across the province to share information and resources and to keep current with what is happening in the field.
  • Advocacy. Representing members and the field of career development provincially, nationally, and internationally on boards and committees.
  • Leadership opportunities. Involve yourself in your profession by participating on local, provincial, national, and international boards and committees.
  • Share/expand your skills and expertise. Help out with local and provincial events and special projects.
  • Discounts and Special Offers. Take advantage of various special offers such as discounted rates on insurance; professional, business and academic subscriptions; etc.

Membership Responsibilities

  1. The CDAA requires members to follow professional conduct guidelines including adherence to a Code of Ethics. 
  2. There is an expectation of members to remain current by maintaining and enhancing their competencies in the career development field. 
  3. Members are expected to renew their membership on an annual basis. 
  4. Every member is expected to access their online profile and update it as necessary.


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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