Coaching for Coaches Course

Facilitating Career Development (FCD)

Become Credentialed in the field: Facilitating Career Development

The Coaching for Coaches:  Facilitating Career Development (FCD) course is intended for professionals and paraprofessionals who provide career-related services in a variety of settings such as higher education, K-12 schools, government agencies, business and industry, private practice, and community-based organizations. Completing the course enables individuals to work more effectively in any career development setting, incorporating career development information or skills in their work with students, adults, clients, employees, or the public. Your FCD training includes 120+ hours of in-depth instructional hours, provided by a nationally trained and qualified instructor. Designed to serve as an opportunity for professional enrichment, Coaching for Coaches students apply this certificate towards achieving international credentialing as a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) or a Certified Career Services Provider™ (CCSP) through the National Career Development Association. Either credential includes demonstrated competence in the essential skills needed to provide career services in any setting.

 Earn college credit while completing the FCD training! Click here for details.

What You’ll Learn


The training covers the following competencies:

  • Labor Market Information (LMI) and Resources
  • Assessment
  • Helping Skills
  • Working with Diverse Populations
  • Ethical and Legal Issues
  • Career Development Theories and Models
  • Employability Skills
  • Training Clients and Peers
  • Program Management and Implementation
  • Promotion and Public Relations
  • Technology and Career Development
  • Consultation/Supervision


Coaching for Coaches: Facilitating Career Development leads to two highly sought after and recognizable credentials in the field of career services: The Global Career Development Facilitator credential – an internationally recognized credential for professionals serving in a variety of occupations related to career development support and facilitation or the Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP) credential – a nationally recognized credential provided by NCDA: the first and most established career development professional organization in the field. 

To earn either credential, a candidate must complete a minimum of 120 hour Facilitating Career Development curriculum taught under the direct supervision of a Facilitating Career Development Instructor (FCDI) and apply for credentialing through one of the two credentialing bodies listed above.

Visit the NCDA website for information on course history and competency details.

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How You’ll Learn

Coaching for Coaches delivers the CDF training in two format options:

Hybrid Course: Online + In Person

With our hybrid course format, you’ll have 24 classroom hours, 56 hours of online coursework, and 40 hours of independent study.

With the exception of the face-to-face sessions, each student has control over the pace of their training. The training locations vary by state. Once registered, a confirmation email will be sent with training logistics and additional information. Lodging and lunch are on your own each day.

Online Course

With our online course format, you control the pace of your training within a 3-month completion timeline.

Registration for the online training is on a rolling basis. No travel or lodging costs are incurred with this course format.

Course Costs

$1200* per person, which includes learning platform, instruction, supplemental learning materials, and office hours (as well as face-to-face instruction costs when applicable, and refreshments during the face-to-face sessions). A discount rate may be negotiated for large groups.*

*Payment can be made via check or credit card (nominal credit card processing fees apply). If paying via credit card, use the link below. If paying by check, email heather@careerinprogress for an invoice.

The NCDA Student Manual ($150) is paid directly to NCDA when ordering. The manual comes in eBook or print format. Participants will be asked to purchase the student manual directly through the NCDA website.  To order the eBook, click here or print edition, click here.

Contact Heather regarding Coaching for Coaches: Career Development Facilitator Course or other training.

View additional information on the CDF Training: download the brochure.

Want to take the class for college credit? Click here to learn more!

Despite my years of experience and education, I learned new techniques and methods to engage with students, and facilitate critical thinking on career development that I had never used before. It was awesome to add new tools to the library of resources and activities I use to help support my students on their journey.

Assistant Director, First Year Experience

I applied to this course because I was looking for an online method of study. As an international student, I found the platform very easy to use and the content of the course very clear, including the book. I suggest this course if you are looking for new knowledge and personal development in career services.

With 26 years experience in career services, I’ve considered myself knowledgeable in career counseling. After completing the course through Career in Progress, I’ve acquired excellent information for additional resources and theories pertaining to career counseling. The course was definitely more challenging than I anticipated.

Heather was a dynamic presenter, empowering in how she encouraged participation and teamwork, and skilled at keeping the activities in the class flowing. She told great personal and professional stories that captured the importance of assessing where the student/client is at, and modeled and helped us examine the role of coach/advisor in moving along the process. Ultimately, it was an inspiring process, and Heather’s creativity and support with the curriculum was crucial to my success.

Career Coach, Private Practice

As a career coach in private practice, Heather’s course allowed me to connect with other professionals in the field and introduce me to the latest approaches and ideas in the career development field. I feel confident that I have a strong foundation to continue to grow as a professional and offer my clients the best services to meet their needs.

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Upcoming Training Dates

Want to take the class for college credit? Click here to learn more!

General Registration: Virtual Class Option

Self-Paced over a 10-week period. Upcoming Virtual class start dates

  • April 1, 2019
  • May 1, 2019
  • June 1, 2019
  • September 1, 2019


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Join Us on Weekly Coaching Calls

Join me and other career coaching professionals on a weekly coaching call every Wednesday morning at 10am (EST). Ask questions and learn from others in this weekly open office session.