Career Development Professionals
help individuals navigate learning & work transitions across the lifespan.
Career Development Professionals help individuals to manage learning and work, acquire and enhance skills, seek and create employment, and access community services that support personal and professional growth in an increasingly complex, interdependent and changing world.
Career Development Professionals collaborate with employers, education and training providers, community-based services, and other private and public institutions to promote positive health, social and economic outcomes of individuals, institutions, and communities.
For over 30 years, our sector has worked collaboratively to advance the profession of career development, and to raise the bar for our standards of practice. In 2021, our ongoing work revitalized our original standards to create three new dynamic cornerstone documents that inform and underpin Career Development Professional’s scope of work. All three assets can be used to develop training curricula, track professional progress and growth, create certification programs, and inform the public of the value and importance of career development.