Facilitating Career Development Training and Certification Program


Become a Certified Career Services Provider! 

The Career Connections Center (C3) is the University of Florida's hub for university-wide career and professional development for all students. The center supports the overall student experience starting during student orientation and moving beyond graduation.

Whether formal or informal, career conversations occur across UF in classrooms, advising sessions, and many co-curricular opportunities. To continue the university's expectation of a quality student experience and a unified, consistent approach to career and professional development, the C3 is excited to offer a customized Facilitating Career Development Training and Certification Program course through the National Career Development Association (NCDA), the world's first, longest-running, and preeminent career development association.

Learning Outcomes

  • Prepare UF students for work, citizenship, and life
  • Develop skills in career and professional development
  • Learn about trends, resources, and tools impacting students and the future of work
  • Build community through a hands-on, engaged teaching experience with UF peers

Earn Your Credentials with the C3

Learn from a Certified Master of Career Services (CMCS) with 10+ years of career and professional development experience in higher education and private practice. Throughout 16 weeks, learners will have the ability to develop skills in 12 core competency areas that will reflect each week. Areas include but are not limited to career coaching skills, labor market information, career and professional development models, and assessment. This is a unique opportunity to translate your experience to a practical application through career in curriculum.

Successful completion of this approved Facilitating Career Development Training and Certification Program course qualifies you to apply for national certification as a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), issued by the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE) and a Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP), issued by the National Career Development Association (NCDA) Credentialing Commission. Recognized worldwide, these credentials are one of the few certifications available for people who provide career and professional development services.

Week 1
Course Introductions & Orientation
Week 2
Chapter 1 - Developing a Helping Relationship
Chapter 2 - Training and Leading Groups
Week 3
Chapter 3 - Career Development Theory and Its Application
Week 4
Chapter 4 - The Role of Assessment in Career Planning
Week 5
Chapter 7 - The Role of Career Information and Technological Resources in Career Planning
Week 6
Chapter 8 - Job Seeking and Employable Skills
Week 7
Chapter 9 - Designing and Implementing Career Planning Services
Chapter 14 - Workforce and Career Development History
Week 8
Chapter 6 - Career Development Services to Multicultural Populations
Chapter 11 - Career Development Services for Clients with Disabilities
Week 9
Chapter 10 - Business Services and Employer Relations
Week 10
Chapter 5 - Ethics and the Career Services Provider
Week 11
Career/Work Systems Application Project Presentations
Week 12
Preparing for Assessment + Credentialing Review

Benefits Include:

  • No travel
  • 100% virtual training
  • 12 weekly 2-hour sessions
  • Customized UF experience
  • Over 120 instructional hours, including 24 face-to-face contact hours
  • Unlimited access to over 100 online resources through Canvas indefinitely to support your growth

Pricing and Payment 

Cost: $1,225, includes course fee ($950), student manual ($275 plus shipping and handling).

To participate in the UF program, please contact Sara Jay at sara.jay@ufl.edu for more information, scheduling details, and registration. Visit NCDA to learn more about the Facilitating Career Development Training and Certification Program.

Deadline to register is May 3rd.