The Career Development Institute (CDI) is the new UK-wide professional membership body for the career development sector. 

Their members are careers advisers, careers educators, career coaches, career managers and other professionals working in the public, private, voluntary and community sectors.

Launched in April 2013, they are a new, contemporary body, with a growing membership of over 3500 individual members and affiliate organisations.

Joining is easy:

For full details of the member benefits, including joining the UK Register of Career Development Professionals, visit

Apply online:

As a career development professional, in whichever sector you work, you will be able to apply to be included on the CDI's register, which will be publicised and made available to employers and the public. If you are not eligible, the CDI will help you progress to the standard required. 

There are also options for affiliate membership, for organisations interested in supporting the work of CDI members. Take a look at details for affiliate membership by clicking on the link within related resources in the top right hand box on this page.

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