Global Career Development Facilitator (CDF) Training
The LDW Group is approved by the National Career Development Association (NCDA www.ncda.org)  to provide the Global Career Development Facilitator
(CDF) certification.  CDF training can enhance your skills and knowledge of those working in career development settings.  The GCDF certification is an
internationally recognized certification for professionals serving in a variety of occupations related to career development support and facilitation.  To achieve the
certification, a candidate must complete the 120-hour National Career Development Association CDF Curriculum taught under the direct supervision of a Career
Development Facilitator Instructor (CDFI).  The program is designed to standardize the knowledge and expertise of individuals working in workforce development
programs and other career development programs.
                                    HISTORY
The credential was originally referred to as the Career
Development Facilitator (CDF) certification. In
establishing this prestigious credential, a number of
different organizations worked together with the Center
for Credentialing and Education, Inc. (CCE) to develop
core requirements.
               FOUNDERS AND ENDORSEMENTS
Founding organizations included the National Career
Development Association (NCDA) and the National
Employment Counseling Association (NECA).

The National Association of Workforce Development
Professionals (NAWDP), which awards the Certified
Workforce Development Professional (CWDP)
credential, has endorsed the CDF credentialing
requirements.
                  CREDENTIALING SOURCE
The certification is provided through the Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc. (CCE), a subsidiary
of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).

To view a GCDF application packet, visit the CCE
website at
http://www.cce-global.org.
As a CDF participant, you will receive training in each of the 12 career development competencies listed below.
 
1.    Helping Skills
2.    Labor Market Information (LMI) and Resources
3.    Assessment
4.   Working with Diverse Populations
5.    Ethical and Legal Issues
6.    Career Development Theories and Models
7.    Employability Skills
8.    Training Clients and Peers
9.    Program Management and Implementation
10.  Promotion and Public Relations
11.  Technology and Career Development
12.  Consultation/Supervision
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In order to qualify for the national credential as a Global CDF, you must meet the following requirements:  Have successfully completed an approved CDF
course and have a combination of education and work:
*  Graduate degree + an estimated one year of career development work experience
*  Bachelor degree + an estimated two year of career development work experience
*  Two years of college + an estimated three years of career development experience
*  High school diploma or GED + an estimated four years of career development experience