Why Should I Get Certified? 

Career assistance is offered in a wide variety of work settings by staff who commonly come from a wide variety of backgrounds and receive very little formal training.  Without licensure available in the career development field, official certification based on rigorous standards set by a nationally recognized organization formally validates your professional competency, and elevates your credibility with clients and employers.

Benefits of Certification:

  • Industry-recognized credential identifies you as a field expert
  • Customers know that they are being served by a highly-trained professional
  • Your organization can display your credentials boosting it’s professional brand

  • Certification is portable, making you a valuable addition to any organization serving job seekers

  • Meets requirements for National Career Development Association and the Global Career Development Facilitator credentials.

Benefits of Online Instruction:

  • Remote, flexible delivery that can be accessed 24/7 through a convenient, online platform along with face-to-face Zoom or Skype sessions.

  • The course is extremely practical, and assignments are designed to enhance your work.

  • Flexible timeline and virtual meeting schedule negotiated between instructor and FCD student.

  • Upon completing this training, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion which is required when applying for a credential from the National Career Development Association and/or for the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) certification through CCE-global.


  • Completion of a total of 120 hours of instruction:  24 hours of face-to-face sessions via Skype/Zoom or phone, and the remaining 96 hours to complete textbook reading, online assignments and projects. The course is typically completed in 3-5 months.

  • You must have a computer available at home or work with internet access, an email account, a printer, and Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download)

  • In addition to the course tuition, you must also purchase the course manual Facilitating Career Development: Student Manual, 4th Edition.  This manual can be purchased directly from the National Career Development Association (NCDA) Resource Store website.

Cost:  $1,100 (USD)


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