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CDI sets you apart by raising the bar on resume writing and career excellence with 17 career, coaching, resume writing, and business courses and credentialing programs.

CDI is the only association which offers such a comprehensive level of solutions to help you to rapidly gain the expertise needed to empower your clients, grow your business, and assume your position as a career services expert!

In addition, you can convert some of your existing credentials to those of CDI at a reduced cost.

Resume Writing Programs

Business Development Programs

Coaching & Career Services Programs

Webinars, Teleclasses & On-Demand Programs


"CDI really has fantastic programs and they are no joke--you have to work hard for CDI credentials! But, you truly learn so much in the process.!"

- Dr. Colleen Georges,

  Colleen's Career Creations


Each certification is designed to meet the needs of a particular resume writing, career coaching / transition professional. These certifications are as follows:

Teleclasses, Webinars & On-Demand Audio:

  CDI Expert Teleclasses (MP3)

  CDI Summit Audios (MP3)


  Business Consulting - Work 1-1 to Build and Grow Your Business

  Entrepreneurial Wisdom Program: Turbo Charge Your Business

  Web Power! Web Profit! Playbook: Free Web 2.0 Tools & Widgets

Resume Writing, General & Specialty:

  Resume Writing Course: Resume Mastery + CARW Certification

  Laser-Focused 1-1 Resume Consulting (TORI Master Mentoring)

  Certified Advanced Resume Writer (CARW)

  Certified Master Resume Writer (CMRW)

  Certified Executive Resume Master (CERM)

  Certified Resume Specialist (CRS+X) - 12 Niche Resume Credentials!

 Coaching & Career Services:

  Master Career Director (MCD)

  Certified Employment Interview Consultant (CEIC)

  Certified Professional - Online Job Search & Reputation

  Management (CP-OJSRM)

  Certified Web Portfolio Practitioner (CWPP)


No Longer Offered but still recognized:

  Master Military Resume Writer (MMRW) - unavailable

  Master Federal Resume Writer (MFRW) - unavailable

  Corrections Career Transition Certified (CCTC) - unavailable

  Master Federal Career Coach (MFCC) - unavailable

  Master Federal Career Coach/Trainer (MFCC/T) - unavailable

  Certified Electronic Career Coach (CECC) - unavailable


Reference books are available and will serve as a study guide to candidates who are members of the CDI for each level of certification. It is highly recommended to purchase and utilize the reference books recommended by the CDI to help ensure a passing grade for each level of certification. References book lists can be received by contacting the CDI at

CDI uses a Team of Certification Writers and Coaches who have extensive experience teaching in the academic arena on university and post-graduate levels for many years and possess top industry certifications and awards. The Certification Team oversees the testing process and assures quick and accurate test results.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are necessary to keep CDI members on the cutting edge of the employment industry. Earning CEUs is easy and only requires time and a desire to learn and contribute.

The CDI Certification Team encourages you to earn CEUs outside your particular field of expertise, but recognizes all efforts made to achieve continuing education. CDI recognizes most CEUs based on actual classroom hours (online or in person) for any particular training or outside activity. For example, we encourage you to attend the CDI Annual Convention which nets at least 14 CEUs. However, we recognize other annual industry conferences and transfer those CEUs directly toward your continued training.

The CDI Certification Team recognizes other ways to earn CEUs (ex: writing articles, writing a synopsis of an industry related book, etc.) and encourages your creativity when submitting outside work for CEU credit. Simply submit CEU verification to when signing up for renewal.

Each CDI program lists individual renewal / CEU requirements. Membership is a prerequisite of maintaining all CDI credentials.

All requirements of certification, renewal, and CDI membership standards must be maintained in order to retain a CDI credential. CDI reserves the right to revoke a credential for any of the following:

  • Renewal requirements are not maintained and completed within required timelines.

  • Individual violates CDI Ethics and Standards with a substantial grievance which results in termination or suspension of membership for unprofessional, unethical, or unlawful conduct and/or business practices.

For more information on any of the above certifications or renewals, contact CDI at or 321-752-0442.


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