This new type of membership went live on May 3 2016. You can now choose to join the CDI and UK Register of Career Development Professionals at the same time, at a unique discount price – a saving of £25 on the standard price of combined membership.
Doctors, lawyers, teachers are seen as professional roles with an expectation of professional qualification, ethical and reflective practice. We uphold these and the other hallmarks of professionalism: regularly updating our skills and knowledge and advocating on behalf of our profession.
In this CDI ‘Year of Advocating for the Profession’ we want to proclaim loudly that we are professionals and enhance the understanding of the value of career development. This special offer will help you to promote your professional status to everyone with whom you work.
Proving that you are a professional
Becoming a member of the CDI brings a wide range of benefits and if you also join the UK Register of Career Development Professionals (sometimes referred to as ‘the Register’) you are demonstrating that you are professionally qualified in a career development subject to a minimum of QCF Level 6/SCQF level 11 and adhere to the CDI Code of Ethics.
You can then call yourself a Registered Career Development Professional and use the RCDP logo and post nominals RCDP provided that you agree to undertake and record a minimum of 25 hours CPD each year.
The Register is important
The Register is the UK-wide point of reference for ensuring and promoting the professional status of career practitioners across the whole sector to other members of the profession, customers and employers, as well as policy makers, funders and all other stakeholders.
The Register isn’t just for private practitioners. It is for everyone providing career development services, e.g. career advisers, career coaches, career leaders in schools and colleges, talent managers, and career consultants’ et al.
The important point is that you hold one of the qualifications listed in our Register brochure and abide by the CDI Code of Ethics.
Once you are on the Register, we encourage you to place a Personal Profile on the CDI website which allows potential clients to be able to search for a Registered Career Development Professional in their area. Your details will also be included in the new online Directory of Providers.
To join as a Registered Member and take advantage of the £25 discount please go to Join Us.
Your questions answered
If you have any questions or do not hold one of the relevant qualifications please contact the CDI Professional Development Manager, Claire.firstname.lastname@example.org who will be able to advise you about our Alternative Qualifications and Competency Routes to the Register.