Credentials & Application

The Application Process is NOW OPEN! Please click here to apply for an NCDA Credential. Click on the credential title below for more information first.

You are encouraged to watch this short video on setting up your application, called a FluidReview account, and applying for an NCDA Credential. *Please note: you will be leaving the NCDA website and will be directed to FluidReview  - you must create a new account within this system. The NCDA credentialing database is not linked to the NCDA database and your NCDA login credentials will not work with the credentialing database.

  • Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP) -- a credential for individuals from an array of backgrounds, to deliver services and demonstrate core competency in the field of career services.

  • Certified Master of Career Services (CMCS) – recognizes the contributions of professionals who have mastered a variety of coaching, advising, and consulting roles in the field of career services.

  • Certified Career Counselor (CCC) the new standard of professional excellence for individuals trained as counselors, who will specialize in the delivery of career counseling services

  • Certified Clinical Supervisor of Career Counseling (CCSCC) – a new professional credential to recognize the contributions of individuals who serve as clinical supervisors to career counselors and other practitioners who provide career services

  • Certified Career Counselor Educator (CCCE) – a new professional credential intended to recognize the contributions of individuals whose primary focus is on the training of new counselors who will specialize in the field of career counseling

  • Certified School Career Development Advisor (CSCDA) - this credential is intended for providers who work in the K-12 sector (children and youth ages 5 – 18) to ensure students are prepared for meaningful work and high-demand careers. Individuals may work with other staff to coordinate the design, implementation, and monitoring of school and community based efforts to improve the chances of students entering the job market with skills, knowledge, and credentials to be competitive