Career Education

The Career Management Professional Program is designed to meet the training, certification and standardisation needs of education advisors, career counsellors, human resource management professionals, employment consultants, rehabilitation practitioners and people working in related fields. The Career Management Professional training and certificate will help you develop the competencies, knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to work effectively with a diverse client population. You will learn techniques to work with individuals and groups, and will develop skills in using assessment tools. Labour market trends, career transitions, resource materials and the Indian Standards and Guidelines are all included in the program content.

Planning and process of the meeting and delivery of career development services to clients. Establishing rapport, determining client needs, probing, feedback, case studies and exercises for use with clients.

Training & Certification as a Career Management Professional (CMP)

Helping people to discover suitable occupations and to progress in their career is a most satisfying vocation. You may already have some experience of advising students and providing them with information about jobs and educational opportunities. The training programme provides theoretical conception, practical skills and certification necessary to work as a Career Advisor.

The programme provides theoretical conception, practical skills, training and certification necessary to work as a Career Advisor.

Possible Vocational Outcomes

After completion of training programme as a Career Management Professional, participants will be competent to perform duties appropriate to the career guidance sector and will be able to be placed in the following roles:

  • Education Advisor/Officer in educational and voluntary organisations
  • Career Development Officer in corporate sector
  • Careers Adviser in Schools
  • Career Counsellor in Colleges/Institutes
  • Training and Placement Officer in universities and higher learning centres
  • Career Coach and Mentor in private practice
  • Career Guidance Professional in training and employment services
  • Career Consultant in Human Resource Departments.

Recognition & Affiliation

Career Management Professional Training Institute and the certification programme is affiliated and recognised by Careerlinked Education Council, New Delhi, which is an apex organisation setup under section 8 of MCA, Government of India.

Study Mode

Training is offered both face-to-face and online, giving students across India and internationally, as well as those in remote areas, an opportunity to access professional development and skills upgrading. The self-paced online training programme is a convenient way of studying when distance, transport arrangements or work and family commitments make attending classes difficult.

Studying externally has more advantages than disadvantages. You can learn at your own pace, at a time convenient to you. Our experience (which is supported by research) is that external students are usually highly motivated, and achieve better results (on average) than students attending classroom lectures.


This is a self-paced training comprising of theory + activities + practical. It totally depends on an individual student how fast s/he finishes the training. But it should be completed before 3 months from date of enrolment in the programme. Also, students must be prepared to produce required assignment work throughout the programme.


To get enrolled for the training programme as a Career Management Professional, you must have:

Bachelor’s Degree (currently pursuing also) / Post Graduation in any relevant subject

Minimum age 20 years, there is no maximum age limit.

Entrance Test

This is a national level entrance examination for admission to CMP training programme. The duration of the test is 30 minutes and will be conducted online which comprises of 50 multiple choice questions. The exam can be given online after paying Rs 600/- as test fee.

Enrolment Procedure

You have to submit the following documents either personally or through courier/email (Self-attested scanned/photocopies are required):

(A) Educational Certificates: 10th class, 12th class, Graduation, other degree, diploma, certificate (if any). Currently pursuing candidates have to submit photocopies of the relevant proof of study from the College/Institute/University.

(B) Photo Identification / Permanent Address Proof:

Any 2 document

Passport (first and last page), Valid Driver's License, Aadhar Card, Voter's ID card, PAN card, Ration card, Bank statement, Utility bill in own name/parent’s name

(C) Work Experience Certificates: (if any)

(D) Photograph:

2 most recent passport size photographs

(E) Reference:

2 references knowing since (year), name, address, phone number and email ID

(F) Training Fee:

based on your scholarship or sponsorship status with examination fee in advance.

The Course Coordinator will receive documents from the participant and inform the applicant accordingly.

Training Fees

Rs 2400 (Rs Two Thousand Four Hundred) only per module. Total Rs 36,000 (Rs thirty-six thousand) only) for all the 15 modules.

Examination fee: A trainee has to pay online test fee @ Rs 600 per module, total Rs 9,000 (Rs nine thousand only) for all the 15 modules.

After completion of the programme, they will be issued the Certification of Competency as Career Management Professional.

Certification as a Career Management Professional

Once the trainees have completed any module, they will be informed through training dashboard of their competency for the module that they have finished.

After completion of the programme, they will be issued the Certification of Competency as Career Management Professional.

Programme Modules

The learning materials of the Career Management Professional include the following 15 units, consisting of Theory (40 marks) supplementary Activities (10 marks) followed by Practical (50 marks) each. Students are required to undertake application-based training within each of the module.

  • Career Development Practices
  • Career Guidance & Counselling
  • Digital Interactive Learning
  • World of Occupations
  • Psychometric Assessment & Dermatoglyphics
  • Education in India
  • Employability Skills & Evaluation
  • Career Education in Schools
  • Human Resource Management
  • Job Planning to Placement
  • Virtual Office Work & Team Building
  • Public Relations & Social Media
  • Study Abroad
  • Parents as Career Planner
  • Scholarships, Funding & Contests
  • Training process for each Module

    Philosophy of Training

    It is expressly stated that the emphasis of the CMP Training Institute is practical rather than academic. This does not mean that participants will not be required to make their best efforts to study the modules, but that the overall aim of the course is to produce practical achievers in careers management.

    Module Overview

    All learning materials used in this course (Study Notes, eBooks, Career Assessment Tools, etc.) are regularly reviewed to ensure that the contents used are up-to-date representing contemporary research and thinking among top professionals in the field. The institute provides basic study materials in pdf format and students are encouraged to explore the syllabus through self-study by collecting materials from internet and other sources.

    UNIT - 1. Career Development Practices

    A conceptual foundation including: Definitions of basic terms, Descriptions of work activities, and Discussion of the value of career development.

    Planning and process of the meeting and delivery of career development services to clients. Establishing rapport, determining client needs, probing, feedback, case studies and exercises for use with clients.

    Providing career development services to groups and within organisations is also dealt with in this module.

    UNIT – 2. Communication & Guidance

    Different forms of communication related to guidance like: Net Communication (eMailing, Chatting, Presentation); Tele Communication (Making and receiving calls); One-to-one Communication (Students/Parents, Business Meetings); Group Communication (Institutional, Public Address).

    Personality Development (Appearance, Confidence building, Body Language).

    Generic micro-counselling skills, Sex Education, Problem of Adolescence. This module introduces: Attending, Empathy and Responding, Self-Disclosure, Immediacy, Confrontation, etc.

    UNIT – 3. Digital Interactive Learning

    Preparing Study notes, Learning Styles, eLearning Production, Instructional design methodology, Interaction with Content Writers.

    Giving demo of Study Organiser tools and creating Study Scheduler, Monitoring and analysing student’s progress.

    UNIT – 4. World of Occupations

    Job fields & Labour Market, Sectors and Industries, Career information compilation and production (pdf/video).

    Workforce and Unemployment, Future job outlook and employment trends are explored.

    UNIT – 5. Psychometric Assessment & Dermatoglyphics

    Introduction to Assessment in Career Development. Authenticity of conducting Aptitude, Ability and Attitude Test. Analysis and Reporting of Career Assessment Results.

    Dermatoglyphics, Science of Finger Prints, Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence theory, Roger W. Sperry Left Right Brain Theory, Neil Fleming's VARK model of learning style.

    UNIT – 6. Education in India

    Educational system in India: Schools (Primary and Secondary), General Colleges & Universities, Professional Institutions, Polytechnic/Vocational/Industrial Training, Coaching and other Learning Centres.

    Maintaining authentic, up-to-date and impartial educational information, Education & Training Pathways and Students Satisfaction Survey.

    UNIT – 7. Employability Skills & Evaluation

    Workforce and Unemployment, Future job outlook and employment trends are explored.

    Skills Development, Evaluation of employability skills.

    UNIT – 8. Career Education in Schools

    Career education facilities in Schools and Institutions, Establishing a Career Resource Centre and uses of Occupational and Educational information. This module includes discussion of relationship between subject and career.

    UNIT – 9. Human Resource Management

    Hire-the-best tools, Vacancy procurement, Searching/contacting job seekers, Interviewing/selection procedures, joining formalities, mentoring and retention.

    UNIT – 10. Dermatoglyphics & Psychometric Assessment

    Process for selecting right occupation, Employability Skills, Work Attitude Assessment, Employment Type, Researching Prospective Employers. The client’s responsibility for decision making is stressed.

    Job search, Resume Writing, Advertising/showcasing in job market, Job application cover/canvassing letter, Interview techniques.

    Job Mentoring/Shadowing, Internships and Volunteering, Role Models, Career Competencies and Skills Evaluation.

    Job Change, Promotion tact and discretion, dealing with job loss related problems.

    UNIT – 11. Virtual Office Work and Team Building

    Team Building, Mentoring, Motivation & Problem Solving. Virtual Office Work, Hierarchy, Work reports and Team Management.

    Data mining, Clients References, Lead updation & verification, Contact log management, Offering Career Education Tools to clients, Ethical standards and practices.

    UNIT – 12. Public Relation & Social Media

    Different ways of PR, Organising sponsored Career Fairs, Meetings, Seminars, Workshops, etc., Promotion through Print & Electronic Media, Liaise with Govt. Departments, International Organisations.

    PR using Web media, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc., Blogging and Article submission, Groups and Forums, Mobile Apps, etc.

    UNIT – 13. Study Abroad

    Selecting right Institutions and their courses, Country Comparison, Admission Collaboration.

    UNIT – 14. Parents as Career Planner

    What is career planning and how can I help; Helping child find a direction and a passion; Talking about careers with your child; Finding help as a Career Advisor; Learning and putting it into practice.

    UNIT – 15. Scholarships, Funding and Contests

    Scholarships & Funding for study in India and abroad. Career Awareness Programme (CAP), CAP – Campaign, CAP – Contests, CAP – Sponsorship, Career Day in Schools/Institutions, Parents Meets.

    Competency Based Training

    The actual competencies that the trainees attained are the benchmarks for assessments. There are activities and practical assignments to be completed for each of the 15 modules that comprise the course. Most of these are based on the modules you have studied.

    After completion/submission of the practical assignment, you will receive a Module Assessment Feedback (MAF) in which your Instructor will go into greater detail concerning your performance as it relates to the competencies involved. The MAF report will be updated on the website along with the marks obtained in online exam. You need to sign in to website and send message/eMail to show that you have read the Instructor’s feedback.

    If you are deemed not to have satisfied with the assessment remarks and marks of a particular practical assignment, you may request that your assignment be assessed by another Instructor (with all comments by the original Instructor removed). If the second Instructor also judges that your MAF shows you are ‘Not Competent’, you should contact your Course Co-ordinator to allot a fresh Assignment for the same competency; i.e. you do an alternative assignment based on the module.

    The purpose of the whole assessment process is to enable Instructors to honestly certify that the trainees have achieved the competency taught in the module and (ultimately) all the competencies taught in the course, and are thereby qualified to deliver career development services to the public.

    How competencies and training are related

    The CMPT Institute emphasises that progress in education and training be measured according to the achievement of precise units of competency. This means the trainees will only satisfactorily complete the course when they are able (competent) to do (perform) specific tasks as per the fifteen units of competency.

    The MAF provides evidence that the participants have achieved the competency and will receive a statement of attainment for that competency. When the trainees have achieved all 15 competencies through assessment, they will be able to receive the Training Certification as Career Management Professionals.

    Learning Activities

    Learning activities are dependent on module you have finished and are assigned by your Instructors. It may vary from student to student. To make you understand better here are some examples:

    • Prepare a presentation on “Career by Choice not by Chance1. Add 5 students in CRM studying in class 7 to 12th standard.”
    • Prepare a presentation on “Career by Choice not by Chance”.
    • Prepare and give presentation of Study Organiser tool to 5 parents.
    • Compile Career details as per given format
    • Prepare a presentation on Psychometric & Dermatoglyphics Assessment
    • Compile and Update on website authentic information (directly from original source) of 1 University/ Institute
    • Prepare and give presentation of Employability Skills before 5 parents/ students/job-seekers.
    • Prepare a presentation on “Career Planning from Ambition till Achievement”.
    • Update in HRM details of 2 Employers with their vacancies.
    • Add and verify resumes of 10 job-seekers
    • Add and verify resumes of 10 job-seekers
    • Give presentation to 5 persons on “Be a Career Advisor, guide students, earn thousands”.
    • Write to Government Departments/Agencies, Public Representatives, etc. about the Council and its activities.
    • Write a letter to any university/consultant for study abroad admission information.
    • Prepare presentations with case studies for parents.
    • Compile Students Loan Info from 1 Bank or 1 scholarship available for school/college education

    Workshop & Seminars

    Workshops and seminars are organised throughout the programme and students are encouraged to participate. There will be no cost to attend the workshops or seminars however travel, accommodation, etc. are at the expense of the students.

    You have to attend the following workshops and seminars/webinars:

    • Career development from ambition till achievement
    • Job planning to placements
    • Be a Career Advisor; Work Part/Full-time; Guide Students

    Attendance at seminars/workshops is of course, not essential. However, any such experiences could strengthen your knowledge and skills in career development.

    Practical Assignment

    The CMP Training Institute has adopted a competency-based training system to help students achieve the practical exposure. Actual assignments are allotted by your Module Instructor. Some of the examples are:

    • Conduct CAP-contest of 5 students and verify their leads.
    • Give presentation of “Career Map” + Career Choice + Study Organiser to 5 parents.
    • Give paid Study Organiser tools to 2 students.
    • Ask career objectives of 3 students and draw education & training pathways.
    • Conduct paid Aptitude/ Attitude/Dermatoglyphics Assessment of 2 students each.
    • Conduct Students Satisfaction Survey of students of 1 institute.
    • Give paid Skills Evaluator tools to 2 students/job-seekers.
    • Organise Career Awareness Programme in 1 school and get review in writing.
    • Get review of Hire-the-best tools from 1 HR Manager or Employer.
    • Conduct a presentation of job planning to placement in any 1 Institute.
    • Hire and add 2 Career Advisors in your Team.
    • Write a blog on Career Planning and link your social media info with Margdarshak.
    • Compile Study Abroad opportunity info for Indian students in any 1 country.
    • Give presentation to 5 parents on “Career Planner Dashboard”.
    • Prepare and give presentation in 1 Engg/Mgt Institute for benefits of sponsoring CAP-contest.

    Test & Assignment Marks

    There will be online exam at the end of each module:

    Online Test

    Full Marks: 40 marks
    Duration: 15 minutes
    Multiple Choice Objective: 20 questions

    Result will be shown and updated instantly after finishing the test.

    Supplementary Activity

    Full Marks: 10 marks
    Passing Marks: 50 percent (adding both theory + activity)

    Practical Assignment

    Full Marks: 50 marks
    Passing Marks: 50 percent

    Important Instructions

    • To qualify the module, you have to get minimum 50% marks in each theory + activities (combined) and practical.
    • You can clear the modules one by one (theory + assignment and practical) within a period of 3 months. After expiry of 3 months, you have to take re-admission and the process will start afresh.
    • You have to pay online test fee of Rs 600/- for each module (total Rs 9,000/- for all 15 modules) in advance.
    • Please note: Examination/Test fee once paid is non-refundable; either you have given the test or not. Also if you have discontinued the training or left unfinished then the module fee paid by you is non-refundable and any request related to refund or adjustment of the fee will not be entertained at all and will be summarily rejected.


      Members of our training team are experienced and effective practitioners in the fields in which they teach. They possess appropriate academic and vocational qualifications. Each member of the team has a strong commitment to the vision and values of the CMP Training Institute.

      Student Service

      We have sensible management practices to ensure effective student service. A support team member coordinates the training, administration and control of the module activities and practical assessments. You are welcome to contact the Course Coordinator by telephone or email, to discuss any difficulty you are having with your studies.

      Social Justice

      Training is available to a broad client group without any restrictions including age, gender, social category, cast or religion-based discrimination or people with disabilities and from non-English speaking background provided they meet the educational qualification requirements as earlier given in this prospectus.

      The curricula will meet in content, methodology, assessment and the learning needs of all participants, as far as it is reasonable and acceptable within the framework of the code of ethics of the Council.

      The CMPT Institute strongly encourages the use of English, Hindi and/or other inclusive language for all written/oral work and presentations.

      Professional Membership

      All the participants of this training are required to pay annual membership of Careerlinked Education Council, which is an apex professional body of career guidance practitioners in India. All members receive Authorisation Letter, Official ID Card and can participate in professional development programs and meetings of the Council.

      Evaluation of Training

      The CMP Training Institute continually invites suggestions and feedback that could lead to improvement of the training programmes and services. Such feedback and suggestions should be in writing and directed to the Course Coordinator.

      Trainees will be asked to complete a Trainee Feedback Form on completion of each module. This evaluation will invite comments on the methodology and relevance of the course and the functioning of the administrative and student care systems during the period of training.

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      The CMP Training Institute takes every care to protect the personal information we hold. Information is only made available to employees or parties who need access to data in order to better care for, or communicate with the person. These employees are committed to maintaining confidentiality.