FCD Course

Career Practitioner Course

Facilitating Career Development (FCD) Course
National Career Development Association (NCDA)

FCD Course: This Facilitating Career Development (FCD) Course is a 120-hour professional development program designed for professionals who assist individuals and groups with career exploration, job search preparation, and resources. 

This FCD Course is designed for professionals who provide career development services for students and clients.

Audience for the FCD Course: 

The FCD Course is designed for career development professionals, academic advisors, success coaches, assistant directors, directors, executive directors, higher education professionals, workforce development professionals, and professionals who are self-employed. 

Purpose of the FCD Course: 

The National Career Development Association's (NCDA) Facilitating Career Development (FCD) Course is designed to help professionals learn new skills, affirm existing skills, enhance credibility, and show dedication to the career development profession.

Cost of the FCD Registration Fee for the FCD Course: 

$1500, per person, for the registration fee for the FCD Course. 

Cost of the FCD Student Manual:

$275, per person, for the FCD Student Manual. The FCD Student Manual is purchased separately directly from NCDA's Online Career Resource Store.  Individuals who are enrolled in the FCD Course have the option to purchase the FCD Student Manual in paper format or in digital format.

PAPER Format: PAPER FCD Student Manual (plus shipping and handling). The paper manual consists of standard 8 1/2 by 11 sheets of paper that are three-hole punched. When the paper pages arrive, please put the paper pages in your own three-ring binder. 
DIGITAL Format:  DIGITAL / E-Book / Online Access FCD Student Manual

Cost of the NCDA CCSP Credential Application

Please note: The NCDA CCSP Credential Application is included at no extra cost, with the purchase of the newest edition of the NCDA FCD Student Manual from NCDA's Online Career Resource Store.

FCD Course Structure, at a glance:

Introduction to FCD

Developing a Helping Relationship

Training and Leading Groups

Career Development Theory and Its Application

The Role of Assessment in Career Planning

Ethics and the Career Development Facilitator

Providing Career Services to Multicultural Populations

The Role of Career Information and Technological Resources in Career Planning

Job Seeking and Employability Skills

Designing and Implementing Career Planning Services

FCD Project 

Credentialing Information: CCE GCDF & NCDA CCSP & Additional Credentials

FCD Completion

FCD Assignments/Expectations, at a glance:

Course Format / Zoom Meetings for the FCD Course:  

This FCD Course includes online work (within a password-protected online course platform) as well as a series of FCD Meetings (using Zoom or a similar virtual meeting tool).

Time Commitment for the FCD Course:

120 clock hours / 15 weeks

Technology Requirements for the FCD Course:

Career Development Competencies associated with the FCD Course: 

The FCD Course addresses the following 12 career development competencies:

Optional Credentials for professionals who complete the FCD Course: 

Upon successful completion of the FCD Course you will have the option to apply for credentials: 

Certificate of Completion for the FCD Course:

Upon successful completion of this National Career Development Association's (NCDA) Facilitating Career Development (FCD) Course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. 

FCD Course

This Online Self-Paced FCD Course, taught by Dr. Marie Smith, includes self-paced online modules (within a password-protected online course platform) along with occasional interactive virtual meetings with the instructor (using Zoom or a similar virtual meeting tool).

Work at your own pace. Log in at dates and times that work well for you!

Customized group options are also available for FCD.

Contact Dr. Marie Smith directly at mariesmith@mariesmith.org or 262-939-8596 to discuss options for you or for your group.

CLICK HERE to register for the FCD Course (using a secure PayPal link)

Instant Access: You will receive login details, immediately after registering for this course.

The Summer FCD Course is FULL


FCD Course