for Career Development Professionals
The Pan-Canadian Competency Framework for Career Development Professionals details the skills, knowledge, and actions demonstrated by effective career development professionals, career influencers, career educators, and thought leaders.
The Competency Framework can be used by:
The Competency Framework is organized into 4 main categories of competencies:
1) Professional Practice competencies are foundational to CDP practice and are competencies we share with other human service professionals.
2) CDP Characteristic competencies are distinct to CDPs and apply to all practicing CDPs.
3) CDP Extended competencies are specialized competencies that may be needed by some CDPs, depending on their role and setting.
4) Leadership & Outreach competencies support leadership and growth in our profession.