Workforce and Career Development Certification Training

Training Overview

The Workforce and Career Development Certification Training (WCDC) course covers fundamental workforce development competencies and skills required for the effective delivery of high-quality career development services. WCDC training is built upon three nationally accredited and industry recognized certifications, including the Certified Career Services Provider Certification (CCSP), Global Career Development Facilitator Certification (GCDF), and the Certified Workforce Development Professional Certification (CWDP). The WCDC coursework includes over 20 core competencies that all workforce development professionals should possess in order to provide their customers with superior service and expertise in the areas of assessment, career planning, business services, working with diverse populations, and ethics.

Intended for:

The WCDC Training is designed for professionals that are providing oversight or direct services within a workforce and/or career-centric program or organization. Example of roles include:

  •  Program Managers
  •  Career Advisors
  •  Case Managers
  •  Employment Specialists
  •  Career Coaches/Counselors

Core Competencies

  • Helping Skills
  • Ethical and Legal Issues
  • Employability Skills
  • Training Clients and Peers
  • Labor Market Information & Resources
  • Career Development Principles & Models
  • Business and Economic Development Intelligence
  • Collaboration and Problem Solving
  • Diversity in Workforce Development
  • Principles of Communication
  • Diverse Populations
  • Promotion and Public Relations
  • Program Management/Implementation
  • Technology
  • Assessment
  • Consultation
  • Workforce Development Structure, Policies, and Programs
  • Customer Service Methodology
  • Labor Market Information and Intelligence
  • Program Implementation Principles & Strategies

Course Delivery

Flexibility is the key to providing meaningful training to adult learners who are currently working within the field of Workforce Development. TAD Grants has the agility and expertise to provide the WCDC training in a variety of ways, and possesses the experience and ability to work with both individuals and groups to determine the most effective way to facilitate, customize and deliver this 12-week course.

Options include:

Mixed Learning: A combination of in-person and on-site delivery to large cohorts, including a mix of distance learning and in-person instruction, including weekly assignments and targeted instructor feedback.

E-Learning: This option includes course content delivered exclusively via online technology that includes competency modules, videos, online research, and video conferencing on a regularly scheduled basis.

Live Webinar: Once per quarter, a live webinar series is facilitated requiring students to log in and attend two (2) one- hour (1hr) live webinars each week for 12 weeks. This method combines independent curriculum review with instructor-led webinars that cover course materials each week.

Course Completion and Certification

Upon successful completion and mastery of WCDC curriculum, including adequate completion of all assignments and demonstration of required participation, students will receive a Certificate of Completion. This certificate confirms that the student has gained the knowledge and core competencies listed above, and may be used to apply for the certifications listed below:

Certification Name Certified Workforce Development Professional (CWDP) Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP) Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF)
Granting Association/Organization National Association of Workforce Professionals (NAWDP) National Career Development Association (NCDA) Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE)
Requirements & Application Information Application Link Application Link Application Link

Disclaimer: TAD Grants provides the training as described above. TAD Grants does not guarantee that students meet the requirements for the above-listed certifications. It is recommended that interested parties review the application links provided to determine eligibility to apply for each respective certification.


Fee Per Student: $1,200 (includes the certificate of completion)

Additional Fee: $150.00 Students are required to purchase the text materials from the National Career Development Association at least one week before the start of their scheduled class. Texts may be purchased here: Facilitating Career Development Course Materials.

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