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Facilitating Career Developments (FCD)

"The course was self-paced, easy to navigate, expertly organized, informative, and completely life-changing. Thank you!"
- Amber

The Facilitating Career Development (FCD) course is a fully online course intended for professionals and paraprofessionals who provide career-related services in a variety of settings such as higher education, K-12 schools, government agencies, business and industry, private practice, and community-based organizations. Completing the course enables individuals to work more effectively in any career development setting, incorporating career development information or skills in their work with students, adults, clients, employees, or the public.


Your FCD training includes 120+ hours of in-depth instructional hours, provided by a nationally trained and qualified instructor. Designed to serve as an opportunity for professional enrichment, Coaching for Coaches students apply this certificate towards achieving international credentialing as a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) or a Certified Career Services Provider™ (CCSP) through the National Career Development Association. Either credential includes demonstrated competence in the essential skills needed to provide career services in any setting.


  • Labor Market Information/Resources

  • Assessment​

  • ​Helping Skills

  • Working with Diverse Populations

  • Ethical and Legal Issues

  • Career Development Theories/Models

  • Employability Skills

  • Training Clients and Peers

  • Program Management and Implantanting

  • Promotion and Public Relations

  • Technology and Career Development

  • Consultation/Supervision


Completion leads to two highly sought-after and recognizable credentials in the career services industry:

Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF): an internationally recognized credential for professionals serving in a variety of occupations related to career development support and facilitation
Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP): ​a nationally recognized credential provided by NCDA: the first and most established career development professional organization in the field.

what you will learn

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how you will learn

With our online course format, you control the pace of your training within a 3-month completion timeline.

Registration for the online training is on a rolling basis. No travel or lodging costs are incurred with this course format.

course cost

$1260* per person, which includes the eLearning platform, instruction, supplemental training materials, and office hours. A discount rate may be negotiated for large groups.*

The NCDA Student Manual ($275) is paid directly to NCDA when ordering. The manual comes in eBook or print format. Participants will be asked to purchase the student manual directly through the NCDA website.  To order the eBook, click here, or print edition, click here. Upon successful course completion, the credential application is included in the cost of the student manual. 

*Payment can be made via check, Venmo, or PayPal (5% credit card processing fees apply). If paying electronically, use the links below. If paying by check request an invoice via email at heather@careerinprogress.



Michelle, Career
Private Practice

Heather was a dynamic presenter, empowering in how she encouraged participation and teamwork and skilled at keeping the activities in the class flowing. She told great personal and professional stories that captured the importance of assessing where the student/client is at, and modeled and helped us examine the role of the coach/advisor in moving along the process. Ultimately, it was an inspiring process, and Heather’s creativity and support of the curriculum were crucial to my success.

Shane, Assistant Director
1st Year Experience


Despite my years of  experience and education, I learned new techniques and methods to engage with students, and facilitate critical thinking on career development that I had never used before. It was awesome to add new tools to the library of resources and activities I use to help support my students on their journey.

Felipe, International Career

I applied to this course because I was looking for an online method of study. As an international student, I found the platform very easy to use and the content of the course very clear, including the book. I suggest this course if you are looking for new knowledge and personal development in career services.

Marsha, Workforce Development Director

With 26 years of experience in career services, I’ve considered myself knowledgeable in career counseling. After completing the course through Career in Progress, I’ve acquired excellent information for additional resources and theories pertaining to career counseling. The course was definitely more challenging than I anticipated.

Need college credit? 

3 graduate credits can be earned upon successful completion of the course through Castleton University for those interested in this option. Credits are an additional $125/credit hour. Inquire for additional details!

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