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.
What is the Certified Career Services Provider™ (CCSP) credential?
The credential is intended for providers offering career services in an array of roles and settingsÍ¾ such as consultants, coaches, advisors, workforce practitioners, facilitators, trainers, recruiters, and resume writers.
This multi-purpose credential includes demonstration of competence in the essential skills needed to provide career services in any setting. It is appropriate to all levels and all settings. It is aligned with the current 12 competencies addressed by NCDA’s Facilitating Career Development curriculum. Completion of this training program is required before applying. Specific levels of educational attainment and work experience are not required.
Who is eligible for the CCSP?
Currently, those who have completed training using NCDA’s Facilitating Career Development curriculum are eligible to apply. After December 31, 2018, only the 2017 version of NCDA’s Facilitating Career Development curriculum will be accepted to apply for the credential.
If you completed a training program based on NCDA's Facilitating Career Development curriculum published before 2017, you have until December 31, 2018 to apply for the CCSP. After that date, you will need to have completed NCDA's Facilitating Career Development training with the 2017 curriculum.
Before beginning your application, we highly recommend that you read all the FAQs under "Learn More" and review the new " CCSP Study Guide."