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.

The WCDC® course is 120 training hours in total including instruction and completion of all work associated with course completion. 

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. Examples 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 course.

TAD Grants uses a blended approach that is a mix of online learning and instructor-led webinars that includes weekly assignments and targeted instructor feedback.

  • Average Hours Per Week Spent on Course Work: 4-6
  • Monday Classes are 1 hour in duration and are mandatory
  • The course is approximately 14 weeks in length and may vary based on holidays and class progression. 

Course Completion and Certification

Upon successful completion and mastery of the 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: $1,250 (includes the certificate of completion)

Additional Fee: $275 includes The FCD Student Manual, One Year NCDA Membership and the Application for Certification Fee. 

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 Training and Certification Program Student Manual, Revised 4th Edition

Click dates available for purchase:   February 2024 | June 2024 | September 2024