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Career Development Facilitator


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.   
What is a Career Development Facilitator (CDF)?
A 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. 

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.  *2013-2014 academic year rate, subject to change 

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.

Upcoming CDF Training: September 2014 in Oakland County
The next CDF cohort is scheduled for Fall 2014 to be held at the MSU Management Education Center in Troy, MI.  Please visit the "How to Register" tab or contact Daniel Arnold at for more information. 

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Oakland County
Oakland University: Pawley Hall
Rochester, MI

MSU Management Education Center
Troy, MI

Macomb County
Macomb Intermediate School District

44001 Garfield Road
Clinton Township, MI  

Wayne County
VisTaTech Center at Schoolcraft College
18600 Haggerty Road
Livonia, MI  

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

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The next CDF program will begin in Fall 2014.  There will be 5 face-to-face sessions held on OU's Main Campus in Rochester on Saturdays: September 27, October 11, November 1, November 15, and December 13 from 9:00-4:00 p.m.  Please download the Fall 2014 Flier for more details about the CDF program.  To be added to a list to be notified when registration opens for the fall term, please contact the program coordinator below.

If you have any other questions, please contact the program coordinator: 

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

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CDF Oakland County

Interested in joining the next course starting in September 2014?  Contact Daniel Arnold at (586) 226-8462 or download the flier below for more information.