FCD Certification Program


Enhance your professional development and earn a national certification

 

“The driving force of a career must come from the individual! Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career!”
- Earl Nightingale

 

Facilitating Career Development (FCD)

formerly Career Development Facilitator Course (CDF)

Enhance your professional development and earn a national certification, as well as a global credential through Facilitating Career Development Training.



Who is a Career Development Facilitator/Career Services Provider?

 

A professional who works in any career development setting or who incorporates career development information or skills in their work with students, adults, clients, employees, or the public. The individual must receive in-depth training in the areas of career development provided by a nationally qualified trainer.



Course Summary

 

This 120 hour training is centered on developing 12 competencies in the field, which were developed by the National Career Development Association (NCDA), the largest professional association for career development in the United States.


FCD training can enhance the skills and knowledge of individuals who work in any type of career development settings such as: secondary schools, higher education, workforce development, correctional facilities and human resources. This may include those who serve as a career group facilitator, career coach, intake interviewer, human resource specialist, school guidance counselor, military personnel, job search trainer, labor market information resource person, employment placement specialist, or workforce development staff person. CDFs from past classes have included those who work in corporations, as therapist in private practice, government agencies, technical colleges, small private companies, large universities, military installations, high schools and middle schools, correctional institutions, and entrepreneurial settings.



Course Content

 

CDF course content focuses on twelve career-related competencies, developed by a national team of experts and practitioners through the National Career Development Association.


Helping Skills - Be proficient in the basic career facilitating process

Labor Market Information and Resources - Understand labor market and occupational information and trends; use current resources

Working with Diverse Populations - Recognize special needs of various groups and adapting services to meet their needs

Technology and Career Development - Comprehend and use career development computer applications

Ethical and Legal Issues - Follow the CDF code of ethics and know current legislative regulations

Employability Skills - Know job search strategies and placement techniques, especially in working with specific groups

Consultation/Supervision - Accept suggestions for performance improvement from consultants or supervisors

Training Clients and Peers - Prepare and develop materials for training programs and presentations

Career Development Theories and Models

Program Management and Implementation - Understand career development programs and assist in the steps related to their development

Assessment - Comprehend and use (under supervision) both formal and informal career development assessments with emphasis on relating appropriate ones to the population served

Promotion and Public Relations - Knowing how to market and promote career development programs with staff and supervisorss



Qualifications for Applicants

 

All CDF course applicants must have a high school diploma to enroll in the class. When applying for national certification after the course, the requirements combine work experience and educational levels to meet the certification requirements.



Who Should Receive this Training?

 

CDF training can enhance the skills and knowledge of individuals who work in any type of career development settings such as: secondary schools, higher education, workforce development, correctional facilities and human resources. This may include those who serve as a career group facilitator, career coach, intake interviewer, human resource specialist, school counselor, military personnel, job search trainer, labor market information resource person, employment placement specialist, or workforce development staff person. CDFs from past classes have included those who work in corporations, as therapists in private practice, government agencies, technical colleges, small private companies, large universities, military installations, high schools and middle schools, correctional institutions, and entrepreneurial settings.



Benefits of the Training and Certification

 

As a CDF participant, you will receive training in each of the 12 career competencies. Since the course content covers 12 important competencies, there is plenty of opportunity to build skills and knowledge in areas that are new to you, as well as enhance and develop those that you use every day in your work.

Certificate of Completion: Upon successful completion of the Facilitating Career Development program you will receive a certificate of completion.


Credentials:

Additionally, participants will be eligible to apply for two credentials: the Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP) and the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF)


    • Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP)

      This multi-purpose credential sponsored by the National Career Development Association notarizes demonstration of competence in the essential skills needed to provide career services in any setting.
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    • Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF)

      This credential is sponsored by Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE), a subsidiary of the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), credential offers country-specific standards and recognition for career development professionals worldwide. GCDF credential holders are located on six continents.


    Course Format

     

    The Career Development Facilitator course is offered in hybrid and Self- pace formats to accommodate the various needs and learning styles of participants. Both formats include online coursework, projects and at least 24 hours of face to face instruction



    Course Schedule

     

      • Hybrid Courses

       

      Dates Class format Location Cost (includes all course materials)
      May 1 - August 2, 2019 Hybrid Columbia SC $1100.00
      July 22 - October 1, 2019 Hybrid Tampa, FL $1100.00
      September 19 - December 13, 2019 Hybrid Birmingham, AL $1100.00

       

        • Self-pace courses

          Participants are able to select their start and end date. Students must complete all course requirements within 6 months.

         

         


         

         


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        [All materials are included in the cost]

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