FCD Instructor Course Training


Would you like to teach others about career development? 

Do you have experience and the motivation to inspire other professionals?

This 2 to 3 day NCDA approved course prepares you to become an FCD Instructor and eLearning FCD Instructor.


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define and describe the 12 competencies on which the FCD training program is based.
  • Identify content in each chapter of the FCD curriculum.
  • Identify how and where each of the 12 competencies is taught and evaluated in the curriculum.
  • Respond correctly to questions about the ethics and scope of practice of FCDs.
  • Demonstrate your knowledge of, and your ability to teach, the helping skills component of the curriculum.
  • Demonstrate competence in your training skills by presenting a 30-minute portion of the FCD curriculum.
  • Evaluate FCD students’ competence in helping and training skills in order to provide a valid recommendation to the National Career Development Association (NCDA), which awards FCD certificates.
  • Describe ways in which the FCD curriculum can be modified and expanded by an instructor.
  • Describe correctly e-learning and blended (hybrid) curriculum and the process to become an e-learning instructor.
  • Describe the FCD scope of practice as it relates to assessment, both formal and informal.
  • Describe the requirements and process developed by the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE), for those who want to obtain a credential as a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF).
  • Describe the requirements and process developed by the National Career Development Association (NCDA), for those who want to obtain a credential as a Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP).
  • Develop a plan to promote and deliver a FCD course.
  • Describe correctly the FCD Instructor and Program Registry administered by NCDA.

Career Opportunities

The demand for certified career professionals is increasing every day.  One-Stop Centers, High School Counseling Offices, Corporate Career Development Programs, Non-Profit Centers, Humans Resource Personnel, Special Education Transition Coordinators, Job Training, and Vocational Rehabilitation Programs require career development professionals with current knowledge and skills.

Become a registered FCD Instructor working to enhance career development by training others for national certification as an FCD Instructor.