United States Maintaining Your Credential

Credential Maintenance Requirements

The GCDF credential is valid for five years as long as you comply with CCE policies and procedures. GCDF credential holders desiring to keep their credential must pay annual maintenance fees and recredential at the end of five years. The chart below summarizes the steps you must take each year to maintain your credential with the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE).

Click here for a downloadable copy of the Credential Maintenance Requirements outlined below:

Completion of 75 hours of continuing education is required during credentialing period

*A late fee of $15 will be applied if annual maintenance fee is not paid by due date

Audit Selection

Each year, CCE randomly audits 10 percent of GCDFs due for recredentialing. Documentation of 75 hours of continuing education will need to be submitted along with a signed recertification notice. Your recertification notice will indicate audit selection.

  • To document clock hours for continuing education, please click here for our Continuing Education Log.
  • For questions regarding continuing education, please visit the continuing education portion of our web site.

Reinstatement - Failure to Renew or Recertify

Reinstatement Requirements

Inactive Status Expired Status
  • Required if credential status becomes inactive due to failure to pay latest annual maintenance fee and late fee
  • Submission of Reinstatement Application & $50 Fee
  • Payment of past due balance
  • Cannot use GCDF logo or designation if credential status is “inactive”
  • Required if credential expires due to failure to fulfill recertification requirements (including annual fee, ethics attestation and continuing education)
  • Submission of Reinstatement Application & $50 Fee
  • Payment of past due balance
  • Cannot use GCDF logo or designation if credential status is “expired”

Click here for Reinstatement Application

  • CCE will send an annual maintenance fee notice via U.S. mail approximately six weeks prior to your payment due date.
  • If an annual maintenance fee notice has not been received prior to your payment due date, please contact CCE immediately.
  • Please pay your annual maintenance fee by the due date to avoid a late fee of $15. Payment indicates you agree to adhere to the GCDF Code of Ethics. (In the fifth year, you must also sign the ethics attestation to recredential.)

Ethics Adherence

Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) credential holders must adhere to the GCDF Code of Ethics at all times. All credential holders will attest to their adherence to the GCDF Code of Ethics with the recredentialing notice. This form also contains a reminder for credential holders to provide written disclosures to CCE in the event that they become the subject of a legal, criminal or disciplinary matter. These written disclosures must be submitted to CCE within 60 days of becoming aware of the charge or complaint. For questions relating to ethics, please e-mail ethics@cce-global.org.

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