Become an FCD Instructor

Instructor Training

  • Selected through an application process. Selection is based on education, experience, adult training abilities, and commitment.
  • Applicants must meet minimum qualifications as indicated on NCDA website.
  • Instructors must successfully complete an Instructor Training Workshop given by an NCDA Master Trainer to become an instructor.
  • To maintain your NCDA Facilitating Career Development instructor status you must either join the NCDA Instructor Registry, or maintain a GCDF Certification through CCE. 

The NCDA Instructor Registry offers:

  • Advertisement of Facilitating Career Development classes on the NCDA Website.
  • Complimentary receipt of updates to curriculum.
  • Your name appears on the registry as an NCDA recognized instructor.
  • You will receive notifications of any updates or changes to rules and notification of upcoming available trainings and conferences.
  • For students to be eligible for the CCSP or GCDF credential, they must be trained by an NCDA Instructor and the Facilitating Career Development training must total 120 hours. These hours can be a combination of 80 hours of classroom training and 40 hours of homework and outside activities.

NCDA Facilitating Career Development Master Trainer

  • Master Trainers are current Facilitating Career Development Instructors selected through an application process. Selection is based on a set of specific criteria.
  • Training is scheduled on an “as needed” basis. 
  • NCDA will notify everyone on the NCDA Instructor Registry about future training.
  • NCDA offers a Master Trainer registry and a training calendar on the website to assist in recruitment of new NCDA Facilitating Career Development Instructors.

Qualifications

The SIX qualifications needed to be accepted for an NCDA Instructor Certification Workshop are:

1) Career Development Expertise

Must fulfill ONE of the following categories:

Master's or Doctoral degree in Counseling with

  • Coursework in career development, vocational assessment AND
  • Practicum/internship with major career emphasis AND
  • Minimum of 3 years of career development experience (teaching, training, materials development or practice) OR
  • Minimum of 3 years of delivery of career development services (working with individuals or groups to assist them with career planning and seeking employment)

OR
Master's degree in a field such as Human Resource Development, Psychology or Education with

  • 5 years experience in career development or delivery of career development services
  • Recent continuing education related to career development
  • Presentations and/or published books/training materials related to career development

OR
Bachelor's degree in a field such as Human Resource Development, Psychology or Education with

  • 5 years experience in career development or delivery of career development services
  • Recent continuing education in career development
  • Presentations and/or published books/training materials related to career development

2) Training Expertise

Must fulfill ONE of the following categories:

  • Has a minimum of 3 years experience teaching/training adults AND
  • Has taught career-related counselor education courses at the college or university level OR
  • Has taught career development courses at the college or university level OR
  • Has conducted broad,in-depth, career development staff training within a corporate, school, or government setting.

3) eLearning Skills and Experience

All Instructors will receive training in the delivery of the curriculum via eLearning. It is critical that instructor applicants have the basic skills and equipment listed below.

Required Computer Equipment (own or have regular access to:)

  • A DVD drive (The current eLearning DVD is only PC Compatible)
  • Stable, secure and fast Internet access
  • A secure, protected firewall and secure backup system
  • Own email account
  • Audio capability
  • Printer
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download)
  • Windows Media or Real Player
  • Word processing program (MS Word preferred)
  • Sufficient Memory (256MB Ram or more)
  • MS Windows version 98 or higher

Required Technical Skills

  • Effectively navigate the Internet
  • Understand terms such as mouse, drag, open, select, file, choose, double click, download, upload, send, etc.
  • Send, open, reply to, forward, and attach an email message
  • Word process documents
  • Demonstrate confidence in technology troubleshooting abilities or have access to technology support

4) Credentials/Memberships

  • Has licenses/certifications related to counseling, career counseling and career development
  • Has memberships and/or leadership experiences in professional associations involved in counseling, career development and/or training

5) Professional Contributions

  • Has done presentations at conferences/conventions and written publications related to career development or education/training
  • Has developed materials (client, program, training materials, journal articles)

6) Commitment

  • A statement of exactly how you will use the training to develop and deliver a program to train OR
  • A letter from an administrator or manager supporting applicant's plan for training
If you do not meet the above qualifications, please contact a current Master Trainer to discuss your qualifications

Instructor Training

Anyone who is interested in becoming an instructor for the Facilitating Career Development training program may either:

  1. Apply to participate in one of the 3-day instructor certification programs listed in the calendar below, or
  2. Seek a Custom Instructor Certification Workshop.

The qualifications needed to be accepted for an Instructor Certification Workshop can be found under the Qualifications tab. Read more if you are interested in Online Teaching of Facilitating Career Development Training.

3-day Instructor Training Programs

Please contact directly the trainers listed for each Instructor Certification Workshop below. They will provide you with application forms and additional information (such as locations and starting times) about each workshop.

The cost to participate in an Instructor Certification Workshop is $1500.  The cost DOES NOT includes an NCDA Instructor Manual. 

Typically, the cut-off date for accepting applications is 4-6 weeks prior to the training

June

Thu
24
2021
June 24, 2021

Event Trainer: Ellen Weaver Paquette

eLearning

eLearning for individuals and groups

July

Sat
10
2021
July 10, 2021

Event Trainer: Malka Edelman

eLearning

eLearning for individuals and groups

Mon
12
2021
July 12, 2021

Event Trainer: Ellen Weaver Paquette

eLearning

eLearning for individuals and groups

Wed
14
2021
July 14, 2021

Event Trainer: Constance J. Pritchard

eLearning

Remote Delivery (eLearning) for individuals and groups

Tue
20
2021
July 20, 2021

Event Trainer: Ellen Weaver Paquette

eLearning

eLearning for individuals and groups

Thu
22
2021
July 22, 2021

Event Trainer: Constance J. Pritchard

eLearning

Remote Delivery (eLearning) for individuals and groups

Sun
25
2021
July 25, 2021

Event Trainer: Malka Edelman

eLearning

eLearning for individuals and groups

August

Tue
3
2021
August 3, 2021

Event Trainer: Constance J. Pritchard

eLearning

Remote Delivery (eLearning) for individuals and groups

Tue
10
2021
August 10, 2021

Event Trainer: Malka Edelman

eLearning

eLearning for individuals and groups

Wed
18
2021
August 18, 2021

Event Trainer: Constance J. Pritchard

eLearning

Remote Delivery (eLearning) for individuals and groups

Fri
20
2021
August 20, 2021

Event Trainer: Ellen Weaver Paquette

eLearning

eLearning for individuals and groups

Tue
31
2021
August 31, 2021

Event Trainer: Malka Edelman

eLearning

eLearning for individuals and groups

September

Wed
1
2021
September 1, 2021

Event Trainer: Constance J. Pritchard

eLearning

Remote Delivery (eLearning) for individuals and groups

Tue
7
2021
September 7, 2021

Event Trainer: Malka Edelman

eLearning

eLearning for individuals and groups

Wed
8
2021
September 8, 2021

Event Trainer: Ellen Weaver Paquette

eLearning

eLearning for individuals and groups

Tue
14
2021
September 14, 2021

Event Trainer: Constance J. Pritchard

eLearning

Remote Delivery (eLearning) for individuals and groups

Mon
20
2021
September 20, 2021

Event Trainer: Malka Edelman

eLearning

eLearning for individuals and groups

Wed
22
2021
September 22, 2021

Event Trainer: Ellen Weaver Paquette

eLearning

eLearning for individuals and groups

October

Fri
1
2021
October 1, 2021

Event Trainer: Constance J. Pritchard

eLearning

Remote Delivery (eLearning) for individuals and groups

Tue
5
2021
October 5, 2021

Event Trainer: Malka Edelman

eLearning

eLearning for individuals and groups

Thu
7
2021
October 7, 2021

Event Trainer: Ellen Weaver Paquette

eLearning

eLearning for individuals and groups

Mon
18
2021
October 18, 2021

Event Trainer: Constance J. Pritchard

eLearning

Remote Delivery (eLearning) for individuals and groups

Mon
25
2021
October 25, 2021

Event Trainer: Ellen Weaver Paquette

eLearning

eLearning for individuals and groups

November

Wed
3
2021
November 3, 2021

Event Trainer: Constance J. Pritchard

eLearning

Remote Delivery (eLearning) for individuals and groups

Mon
8
2021
November 8, 2021

Event Trainer: Ellen Weaver Paquette

eLearning

eLearning for individuals and groups

Wed
10
2021
November 10, 2021

Event Trainer: Malka Edelman

eLearning

eLearning for individuals and groups

Thu
18
2021
November 18, 2021

Event Trainer: Constance J. Pritchard

eLearning

Remote Delivery (eLearning) for individuals and groups

Mon
22
2021
November 22, 2021

Event Trainer: Ellen Weaver Paquette

eLearning

eLearning for individuals and groups

Sun
28
2021
November 28, 2021

Event Trainer: Malka Edelman

eLearning

eLearning for individuals and groups

eLearning Instructor Program

Review the questions/answers below before seeking to become an eLearning instructor.

1) Do you think eLearning will take more or less time per student then the traditional format?

2) How much time per week do you have to provide to the instruction of the eLearning Curriculum?

3) Do you have access to e-mail frequently (at least daily during weekdays)?

4) Do you have access to e-mail frequently (at least daily during weekdays)?

5) Are you comfortable with computer operations and software, including; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Media Players, Adobe Acrobat Reader, and others?

6) Can you be accessible by phone for students?

7) Are you comfortable providing basic technical assistance to your eLearning students (i.e., attaching word documents to E-mail, downloading Adobe Acrobat Reader, opening documents, etc.)?

8) Do you have experience with eLearning (as an instructor or student)?

9) Do I enjoy communicating via reading and writing?

10) Can I successfully manage multiple student knowledge-levels and self-paced learning?

11) Can I successfully manage students being at various stages in the curriculum simultaneously?

12) Are you comfortable addressing student problems and issues at a distance?

13) Are you comfortable and able to motivate and encourage students at a distance?

14) Will you be able to deliver the face-to-face required competencies?

15) Can I effectively determine if a student can be successful via eLearning?