Colorado Career 
   Development Association

Education, Certifications & Credentials



Colorado State University at Fort Collins: Master's Degree, Counseling & Career Development

Other Career Counseling Degree Programs: CACREP Accredited Career Counseling Programs



Certifications vary widely according to the level of professionalism, content, and depth of the program. Before enrolling, check with practitioners in the field regarding the program's reputation and also with students who have completed the training. You can also look at allied fields, such as organizational development/psychology, school counseling, and vocational counseling for relevant training.  Listed below are a few of the programs:


National Career Development Association: Career Development Facilitator (CDF)

Center for Credentialing & Education: Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF)

University of Central Florida: Career Counseling Certificate (On-line)

Conestoga, Ontario, Canada: Post-Graduate Career Development Practitioner (Distance Learning)

Career Coaching Certifications:

Career Coach Academy (ACSTH program certified by ICF)

Career Coach Institute (ACSTH program certified by ICF)

Resume Writer National Certification Organizations:

Career Directors International (CDI)
Career Management Alliance (CMA)
National Resume Writers Association (NARW)

Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches (PARW-CC) 



National Career Development Association (NCDA)

  • 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.

  • Certified Master of Career Services™ (CMCS) – a new professional credential intended to recognize the contributions of non-counselors who have mastered a variety of roles within the field of career services.

  • Certified Career Counselor ™ (CCC)  the new standard of professional excellence for individuals trained as counselors, who will specialize in the delivery of career counseling services

  • Certified Clinical Supervisor of Career Counseling™ (CCSCC) – a new professional credential to recognize the contributions of individuals who serve as clinical supervisors to career counselors and other practitioners who provide career services

  • Certified Career Counselor Educator™ (CCCE) – a new professional credential intended to recognize the contributions of individuals whose primary focus is on the training of new counselors who will specialize in the field of career counseling

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