The career development work experience requirement for the GCDF credential is based on your highest completed level of education. The following illustrates the minimum number of experience hours needed for each level of education:
GCDF credential applicants are required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of comprehensive training from one of CCE’s Registered Credential Training Providers (RCTPs). Please view our Required Training webpage for a list of approved trainings.
The training will include content in the following competency areas: Helping Skills, Labor Market Info/Resources, Assessment, Diverse Populations, Ethical/Legal Issues, Career Development Models, Employability Skills, Training Clients/Peers, Program Management/Implementation, Promotion/Public Relations, Technology, and Consultation.
GCDF applicants and credential holders must attest to adherence to the CCE Code of Ethics and disclosure of any required matters.
The application fee for the GCDF credential (noninstructor) is $100 (U.S. dollars).
CCE grants the GCDF instructor designation to practitioners who demonstrate the skills necessary to provide effective instruction of a CCE-approved training program. The following options are available to apply for the GCDF instructor designation. Please note that this instructor designation is not a distinct credential.
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