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Career Development Facilitator


A Career Development Facilitator (CDF) is an individual who works in any career development setting or who incorporates career development information or skills, working with students, adults, clients, employees or the public.  The National Career Development Association’s CDF certification is an extensive, 120-hour program.  Instruction is personalized for your work setting and taught by certified instructors.  Originating at Oakland University, the credential was developed to provide standards, training specifications and credentialing for these career providers. Individuals who successfully complete the course requirements may apply for the Global Career Development Facilitator Certificate.   

Who Should Enroll?
Individuals who provide or will provide career services in business and industry, government agencies, schools, colleges and universities such as: career coaches, HR staff, job search trainer, career resource coordinators, or workforce development staff/managers.

CDF Certificate Cost: $1,065*
  • Price includes the student manual, assessments, handout materials and curriculum on DVD. Tuition and the application fee are included in the cost for in-state participants enrolling in the CDF course. Students may earn 12 NBCCs upon successful completion of the course.  
  • Non-credit Enrollment Refund Policy and Important Semester Dates: The $195 course pack is covered in the program cost and is non-refundable. The course pack includes the program binder, student manual, DVD, and assessments. Refunds may be processed at the discretion of the PACE department.
Next Training: September 2015 in Oakland County
Term: Fall 2015
Location: MSU Management Education Center in Troy
Course Dates: Course includes 5 face-to-face sessions held on Saturdays: September 26, October 10, November 7, December 5, and December 12 
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  
Details: Please contact Daniel Arnold at for more information. 

Request Information | Request Appointment

*2014-2015 academic year rate, subject to change.

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Oakland University: Pawley Hall

MSU Management Education Center

*Note: Locations are not all offered at the same time, but can vary throughout the year.

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To register, please download the step-by-step registration information above and register on the PACE website.  If you have any questions or difficulty registering, please contact the coordinator below.

Daniel Arnold, Program Site Coordinator
(586) 226-8462 phone  |  (586) 226-8463 fax

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FALL 2015 - Oakland County

Interested in joining the next course starting in September 2015?  

Visit the How to Register tab or contact Daniel Arnold at (586) 226-8462 for more information.