Guide to Mandatory Courses

Institutions offering Required Mandatory Courses

Please check directly with the institutions for further details. As more institutions are delivering the mandatory courses this list will be updated.


Conestoga College (Ontario)

As of September 2015 students can take the following courses on-line through the Continuing Education Department. Program and course information is available on the Conestoga Continuing Education website. view

  • Ethics and Theory for Career Professionals CARD 1110 – New course
  • Career Counselling and Development CARD 1060
  • Professional Ethics, Interviewing and Couselling CARD 1010

George Brown College (Ontario)

George Brown College is offering the two mandatory courses for CDP certification. These courses are open to anyone in the field and not limited to students in the Career and Work Counsellor Program.

Students can register using the form below. At present the courses are available only in-class with no on-line/distance learning capability. The first two courses are listed below and additional courses will be offered if demand warrants.

For further information contact: Gillian Johnston, Coordinator Career and Work Counsellor Program, George Brown College

CWC Registration Form – download here

Ethics – 2017 March 24 – 25, 2017 Friday 6:00 – 9:00pm; Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Career Development Theory -2017 January 7 – February 25, 2017  9:00am – 4:00pm


Upcoming sessions:

Onestep Ethics Training – February 15, 2017

Onestep Career Development Theory – January 30, 2017

ONESTEP is offering training in Ethics and Career Development Theory that meet the mandatory course requirements. Please view flyers above for the course and information.

Mohawk College (Ontario)

Currently the following course is already been run through Continuing Education. view

• Theories of Career Development CAR 01
• The Ethics course is under development.

Douglas College (BC)

As of March 2015 the following courses will be available by distance learning. view

• Theories, Models and Strategies CDPP 750
• Career Development Theories CDPP 268
• Ethics for Career Development Practitioners CDPP 267

Life Strategies (BC) in conjunction with Yorkville University

The following courses can be taken individually or as part of their Career Management Professionals Program. Courses are delivered by distance. view

• Career Development Foundations; Emerging Theories and Models
• Ethics for Career Practitioners

 Career Professionals of Canada

Career Professionals of Canada (CPC) Career Development Practitioner Certificate Program.

Ethics and Theory courses can be taken individually or part of the CDP program. To arrange a specific date that is convenient for your organization’s training needs, contact

CDP Program:

Career Development Ethics & Standards Course (CDP-01)

CDP-01 is a fully facilitated, intensive 2-week online ethics course.

20 hours (2 weeks)   May 1, 2017  May 12, 2017

20 hours (2 weeks)   July 17, 2017 July 28, 2017

Course Outline:

Register Here:

 CDP-02 Career Development Theory, Models & Practices (CDP-02)

CDP-02 is a fully facilitated, intensive 4-week online theory course.

40 hours (4 weeks)   May 15, 2017 June 9, 2017

40 hours (4 weeks)   July 31, 2017 August 25, 2017

Course Outline:

Register Here:

Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia)

The following courses are available through distance learning.View Here

• Theories of Career Development
• Professional Ethics for Career Development Practitioners

Fanshawe College

Career Development Practitioner View Here

The following courses are available at Fanshawe College; registration will begin July 28 for fall semester courses (2016)

SOCI-6002   The Role of Assessment Instruments

SOCI-6010    Career Counselling