Training - Facilitator of Career Development - FCD

What is a Facilitating Career Development ?

The NCDA FCD training program provides a unique, very adult friendly, practical training and credentials for those currently working in or seek to work in any of these settings:

  • K-12 education  / Career and Tech Educators/ Scholl Counselors/ Special Education
  • Higher education :
    • Academic Advisement,
    • Career Counseling,
    • Educationally Disadvantaged groups of students,
    • International College Students,
    • Students with Disabilities,
    • Advising Student Athletes
  • Workforce development and government
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling / Individuals with Disabilities
  • Business and Industry/Human Resources
  • Non-Profit organizations
  • Veterans/Miltary

FCD Training provides individuals with relevant skills and knowledge to assist others in planning careers and obtaining meaningful work. The FCD course will give you eligibility to the CCSP credential, developed by NCDA to provide standards, training specifications and credentialing for these career providers.

Benefits of the CCSP and the GCDF credentials include:

  • A national/portable credential
  • A marketable certification
  • Professional recognition
  • Clarification of scope and practice.

Additional benefits for training through CCP, Inc. include:

  • Specialized curriculums for workforce professionals, educators, mental health counselors, social workers, rehabilitation counselors and psychologists
  • Uniquely experienced trainers, including Malka Edelman, NCC, CCC, CRC, LMHC, one of a few FCD Master Trainers in the United States,
  • FCD training can be provided to individuals or to groups.  [Tuition is adjusted for groups in a cohort together.]
  • Course is taught as hybrid or online. Face to face can be totally on Skype/Zoom [schedule to be arranged with student and instructor] OR groups at distance location to meet f2f requirement
  • You never have to travel to classes.  We meet on line.

You are eligible for the  Certified Career Service Professional (CCSP) credential, which is hosted by the National Career Development Association.  This credential is based on core competencies of the course we will learn together. 

Certified Career Services Provider™ (CCSP)

-- a credential for individuals from an array of backgrounds, to deliver services and demonstrate core competency in the field of career services.


What is the Certified Career Services Provider™ (CCSP) credential?
The credential is intended for providers offering career services in an array of roles and settings; such as consultants, coaches, advisors, workforce practitioners, facilitators, trainers, recruiters, and resume writers.

This multi-purpose credential includes demonstration of competence in the essential skills needed to provide career services in any setting. It is appropriate to all levels and all settings. It is aligned with the current 12 competencies addressed by NCDA’s Facilitating Career Development curriculum. Completion of this training program is required before applying. Specific levels of educational attainment and work experience are not required. 


Who is eligible for the CCSP?
Currently, those who have completed training using NCDA’s Facilitating Career Development curriculum are eligible to apply. After December 31, 2018, only the 2017 version of NCDA’s Facilitating Career Development curriculum will be accepted to apply for the credential.


Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) certification is provided through the Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc. (CCE, a subsidiary of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC


NCDA was one of the founding associations of the American Counseling Association (ACA in 1952. The mission of NCDA is to promote career development for all people across the lifespan through public information, member services, conferences, and publications.

The American Counseling Association services professional counselors in the U.S. and in 50 other countries including Europe, Latin America, the Philippines and the Virgin Islands. In addition, the American Counseling Association is associated with a comprehensive network of 19 divisions and 56 branches.

The FCD Training Program is a comprehensive career  training program that includes 120 hours of hybrid instruction. The curriculum addresses major career development areas and provides up-to-date resources, references, career-related website and much more.

Through this training program you will learn

  • Helping Skills in Career Counseling
    Be proficient in the basic career facilitating process while including productive interpersonal relationships.
  • Career and Labor Market Information and Resources
    Understand labor market and occupational information and trends. Be able to use current resources.
  • Formal and Informal Career Assessment
    Comprehend and use both formal and informal career development assessments with emphasis on relating appropriate ones to the population served.
  • Working with Diverse Populations
    Recognize special needs of various groups and adapt services to meet their needs.
  • Career Development Models and Theories
    Understand career development theories, models, and techniques as they apply to lifelong development, gender, age, and ethnic background.
  • Employability Skills
    Know job search strategies and placement techniques, especially in working with specific groups.
  • Training Clients and Peers
    Prepare and develop materials for training programs and presentations.
  • Program Management/Implementation
    Understand career development programs and their implementation, and work as a liaison in collaborative relationships.
  • Promotion and Public Relations
    Market and promote career development programs with staff and supervisors.
  • Career Development Technology
    Comprehend and use career development computer applications.
  • Career Consultation, Training and Presentation Development
  • Ethical and Legal Issues
    Follow the CDF code of ethics and know current legislative regulations.
  • Business Services and Employer Relations
  • Career Development Services and Clients with Disabilities
  • Career Developmennt Services for Clients who are Justice-Involved
  • Career Development Services for K-12 Students
  • Workforce and Career Development History

FCD Info and application - Click link to download

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