Qualifications to Become an NCDA FCD Instructor

The SIX qualifications needed to be accepted for an NCDA FCD 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 Instructor Candidates will receive training in the delivery of the curriculum via eLearning. Instructor applicants should have the basic skills and equipment listed below.

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

           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, reply to all, forward, and attach an email message
           Word processing 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/or 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 Melyssa Harrison, NCDA FCD Master Trainer, Melyssa@FastTrackCDF.com or 864.275.9074 to discuss your qualifications and options.

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