Career Certification Class
6 course dates: 10/2 9am-4:30pm (F2F);  10/26 5:30-8:30pm (V); 11/16 5:00-8:30pm (V); 12/7 5:30-8:30pm (V); 1/22 9am-4pm (F2F)
* F2F-Face to Face  V-Virtual    Format is described below

Facilitating Career Development (FCD) class

Are you interested in helping others with career guidance and exploration? This class will allow you to apply for the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) or Career Services Provider (CSP) Certification. The course is fully certified by the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and requires 120 hours of class and work utilizing the NCDA Facilitation Career Development Training Certification approved by the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE).

Who is a Career Development Facilitator/Career Services Provider?

A professional who works in a 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 certified trainer.

 

Who Should Receive this Training?

FCD training can enhance the skills and knowledge of individuals who work in any type of career development setting 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.

Course Summary

This 120 hour training is centered on 12 different 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.

Course Format

The Career Development Facilitator course is offered two ways-in a hybrid format (preferred method if possible) or virtual and covers a 3 1/2-month period to complete.  Currently, I offer the hybrid model so approximately 24 hours will be a mix of face-to face and virtual classes over 6 classes. The remaining 96 hours will be done through career activities, coursework and local resource research. There will be deadlines throughout to keep you on pace for completion.

Course Content

FCD course content focuses on 12 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

✓ Assessments - Comprehend and use (under supervision) 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 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

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

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

Qualifications for Applicants

All FCD 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.  If you would like to look at the experience and educational requirements, please see the attached link for the GCDF application packet. https://cce-global.org/Assets/GCDF/GCDFapp-us.pdf

 

Benefits of the Training and Certification

As a FCD 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 setting.

Credentials:

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

 

o   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. *This is the credential recognized in SC and NC

 

o   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.

Cost of course

The cost of the class is $1,100, this includes instruction, a student training manual (valued at $150) and shipping cost for manual.  $1,100 is the minimum allowable to charge by the NCDA requirements. (If someone is charging less, they may not have the up to date course material and are not following the NCDA requirements and guidelines).  I look forward to this journey with you.