Workforce and Career Development Certification

Workforce and Career Development Certification

8/13/2024 - 8/14/2024



Show credibility as a career and workforce development coach!  The Workforce and Career Development Certification Training (WCDC) is a 13-week course that covers fundamental skills and competencies required for the effective delivery of high-quality career development services. 


  • Employment & Training professionals
  • Career Coaches, Counselors, Navigators, and related professionals
  • Local Workforce Development Board staff 
  • PA CareerLink(R) provider staff 
  • Attendees include tenured executives and entry-level staff 
  • Individuals interested in obtaining the GCDF, CWDP, and/or CCSP credentials


WCDC training is built upon the National Career Development Association’s (NCDA) Facilitating Career Development (FCD) curriculum and three nationally accredited, industry-recognized certifications. The certifications include:

  • the Certified Career Services Provider Certification (CCSP), 
  • the Global Career Development Facilitator Certification (GCDF), and 
  • the Certified Workforce Development Professional Certification (CWDP).

Credential Granting Organizations 

  • National Career Development Association (NCDA) 
  • Center for Continuing Education (CCE)
  • National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP)

The WCDC includes over 20 core competencies that all workforce development professionals should possess 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 is a hybrid training model with 2-day in person meeting to launch the certification course, followed by weekly virtual meet-ups. Additional support is provided in the form of 1:1 coaching. 


Tuesday August 13 through Wednesday August 14, 2024 
9:00AM - 3:00PM 

PA CareerLink(R) Suburban Station
1617 John F. Kennedy Blvd. #200
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Some Nearby Hotels within walking distance 


Weekly virtual webinars every Thursday from 11am-12pm EST
starting August 22 through October 31st 


PWDA Member - $1,650

Non-Member - $1,725

Registration is Limited to 35 attendees

Registration & Cancellation Policies: Payment by invoice is acceptable through July 31, 2024.If you elect to make payment by check, all check payments must be received in the PWDA office no later than 7 days prior to the training event start date. Cancellation requests can be submitted to PWDA ( A $75 cancellation fee will be applied to all refunds. Registration fees are non-refundable for cancellations made 30 days or less prior to the training start date. No-shows will be billed. TAD Grants reserves the right to transfer registration fees on an individual basis, with appropriate notice, and when training space is available. 

1617 John F. Kennedy Blvd. #200
Philadelphia, 19103
PA CareerLink Philadelphia - Suburban Station Accessible from public transportation and nearby parking facilities
Event Contact
Lisa Moyer
(717) 395-3244
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8/13/2024 - 8/14/2024

August 13th 9am-3pm (in-person) August 14th 9am-3pm (in-person) Virtual Thursday at 11am-12pm EST from Aug. 22nd through October 31st 

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