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Quiz: What's Blocking You?
    Which of the following best describes you?

    Certification, Training, and Awards
    For Resume Writers and Career Coaches

    Learn, grow, and take your business to the next level

    Membership is not required for the majority of CDI courses and programs but members do benefit from a 25% savings on all certifications and most courses and programs. Where membership is required, it will be noted and an opportunity to join will be provided.

    Purchasing CDI courses, certifications, or programs is also the only way to join the association when membership registration is closed.

    Resume Writing Courses
    Resume Writing Certifications
    Coaching Courses & Certifications
    Business Courses & Consulting
    Industry Awards & Competitions

    Where should I start? Click here for guidance.

    Since you’re here you are likely in one of three positions:

    You’re considering resume writing as a professional and wondering how you get started in building your skill set.

    If this is you, take a look at our Resume Mastery course with CARW certification and our Certified Advanced Resume Writer credential. 

    You’ve been writing resumes for a while, either personally or professionally, and you recognize it’s time to get certified as a resume writer or first get help in fine-tuning your expertise.

    If this is you, check out our Certified Advanced Resume Writer credential and our Resume Master Mentor program. 

    You already have a resume writing certification but recognize the market is crowded and are looking for credentials and/or skills that set you apart from everyone else who is certified.

    If this is you, there are many options to serve you. For credentials look at our Certified Master Resume Writer, Certified Executive Resume Master, Certified Graphic Resume Architect and our Certified Resume Specialist (allows you to earn one of 19 industry/specialty niche certifications ranging from IT to military transition). You may also benefit from our Resume Master Mentor program. 

    You want to take your skills from excellent to awesome. 

    If this is you, check out our Certified Career Storyteller course. 

    You are a CMRW and have escalated your skill to managing a team of writers.

    If this is you, check out our new Certified Master Resume Writer – Executive Editor credential. 

    You don’t actually write resumes and just review them.

    If this is you, check out our Certified Resume Analyst credential.

    Embark on an exciting journey to elevate your resume writing skills and achieve certification without stress or doubt. Under the mentorship of our master instructor, this course will let you transform with ease into a confident, certified, and credible resume writer.
    With this step-by-step graphic resume design tutorial you'll be able to take your resumes from blah to brilliant in under three hours (without sacrificing ATS compatibility). Award-winning TORI winner, Marie Plett, shares all her secrets using on Microsoft Word.
    Stop wasting time on one-size-fits-all resume writer training. Work 1-1 with multi-award winning resume writer and author of Resumes for Dummies, Laura DeCarlo, and you'll rapidly make a massive evolutionary leap in your resume writing skillset to dazzle your clients. Learn more about this consulting program now.
    Pump up your resume writing, LinkedIn profile and other document deliverables with this intensive course created by TORI award dominator, Kimberly Robb Baker. By the end you'll master story-based deliverable and brand maps along with high-end design.

    Where should I start? Click here for guidance.

    Since you’re here you are likely in one of three positions:

    You’re considering resume writing as a professional and wondering how you get started in building your skill set.

    If this is you, take a look at our Resume Mastery course with CARW certification and our Certified Advanced Resume Writer credential. 

    You’ve been writing resumes for a while, either personally or professionally, and you recognize it’s time to get certified as a resume writer or first get help in fine-tuning your expertise.

    If this is you, check out our Certified Advanced Resume Writer credential and our Resume Master Mentor program. 

    You already have a resume writing certification but recognize the market is crowded and are looking for credentials and/or skills that set you apart from everyone else who is certified.

    If this is you, there are many options to serve you. For credentials look at our Certified Master Resume Writer, Certified Executive Resume Master, Certified Graphic Resume Architect and our Certified Resume Specialist (allows you to earn one of 19 industry/specialty niche certifications ranging from IT to military transition). You may also benefit from our Resume Master Mentor program. 

    You want to take your skills from excellent to awesome. 

    If this is you, check out our Certified Career Storyteller course. 

    You are a CMRW and have escalated your skill to managing a team of writers.

    If this is you, check out our new Certified Master Resume Writer – Executive Editor credential. 

    You don’t actually write resumes and just review them.

    If this is you, check out our Certified Resume Analyst credential.


    First Credentials


    Perfect for a first resume writing certification. Earning this internationally recognized advanced designation will set you apart form other certified resume writers, build confidence in your skill set, and position you to grow your business.
    This is the first credential for those career service professionals who regularly review resumes for job seekers but don't actually write them. You'll be recognized and rewarded for providing job seekers with feedback and advice on their resumes.

    Advanced Credentials


    Stop struggling to stand out as a small fish in a big pond of certified resume writers that leaves job seekers unsure who to hire. With CDI's elite Certified Master Resume Writer designation you will truly stand out amongst both credentialed and non-credentialed professionals.
    The fastest path to growth is to be recognized as a niche expert for different industries, levels, or needs. Now you can brand yourself to attract your ideal clients in one of more than 20 specialty designations from IT and marketing to difficult transitions.
    The world of resume writing has evolved to include visually dynamic graphic resumes that can be ATS-optimized or used solely for networking. This credential lets you show job seekers you have what it takes to help them stand out from the competition.
    With CDI's Certified Executive Resume Master credential you will stand out to the exclusive executive job seeker market. Through a simple portfolio submission and competency review process you will be on your way to standing out to this prestigious and profitable market.
    The CMRW+EE is perfect for an Certified Master Resume Writer whose role has evolved from writing resumes to directing the excellence of a team. You'll maintain your master status while refocusing on the development of your own writing team.
    Master Career Director
    This is the first credential for those career service professionals who regularly review resumes for job seekers but don't actually write them. You'll be recognized and rewarded for providing job seekers with feedback and advice on their resumes.
    The CEIC will have you skilled to educate and coach clients to interview and salary negotiation success almost instantly. This system of done-for-you client materials and scripts gives you confidence to prepare clients while also providing you with the tools to market this service.
    Your clients don't know that many jobs never get listed, that traditional job search is broken, that their digital signature can help or harm them, and that there is tremendous power for job search success when they harness LinkedIn. This course lets you change that for them!
    One-on-One Consulting. Stop going it alone or trying to follow one size fits all plans when it comes to your business success. Work one-on-one to laser focus on your unique goals and needs to turn your business into a profit rocket. Whether it's life balance, start-up, or growth you're after, this will get you there.
    With this CDI membership add-on you can grow your business faster, get top business consulting and coaching, and be motivated and supported by your peers while keeping your investment low and your ROI high. Get the inside track with the security of six-figure success coaching and a think tank.
    If you've dreamed of starting a resume writing business or are new to the industry and struggling with structure for success, then this course is for you. You'll be guided through each step necessary to plan, start, build and grow a resume practice. This program also includes support.
    Put your business on an easy pathway to profit with this modular system. Whether you need a step-by-step guide to growth or want ot pick and choose your topic, the modular program lets you do just that. It's time for products, packages, systems and solutions that spell consistent success.
    Enter the Toast of the Resume Industry Awards competition. CDI hosts the TORI awards, the resume writing industry's most prestigious resume writing competition. Since 2000, the TORIs have proven to be the resume writer's lowest cost, highest ROI marketing strategy. Each year there are 10 categories for you to choose to enter.
    Distinguish and build credibility for your product, program, book or tool for job seekers with the endorsement of a global association and your peers. Help your offering stand out in the busy careers market while making a great name for yourself and your services.
    The CDI President's Choice Award cannot be bought but only earned through a commitment to bettering the careers industry through contributions in CDI. Selection is the highest recognition that you are committed to excellence, learning, and the sharing of expertise to lift others high.
    Enter the World's Best Resume Writer Awards competition. No other opportunity of this scope has ever existed for professional resume writers. Attaining this accolade will truly allow you to benchmark to your prospects and clients that you are the best of the best worldwide. When you have that, you have the key to a continuous funnel of ideal clients.
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