A credential confirms an individual's qualifications and professional competency in a specific field.
GCDF is an international credential, engineered to be flexible to meet country-specific needs and it is the largest career development certification in the world.
Empirically founded in 12 core competency areas, GCDF has been implemented in several countries, where GCDF program administrators collaborate with local experts to construct a framework that is rigorous enough to assure quality services and, at the same time, respectful of the national socioeconomic, and cultural characteristics.
In line with EBCC mission, and in countries where career counseling is not a recognized profession, GCDF certification provides standards of practice to career specialists, also promoting quality services delivery to the public. EBCC and the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE), an affiliate of NBCC, promote country-specific credentialing as a valid index of quality.
What does the GCDF certification mean for potential clients
This professional is committed to providing quality career services
The GCDF is a voluntary certification. Professionals who complete this voluntary process, choose to practice under established, enforceable professional standards. GCDFs show their dedication to providing quality services, by ensuring their practice is regulated by a certification body and abides to a code of ethics.
This professional is required to remain current with developments in the field
GCDFs are required to complete a minimum of 75 continuing education hours in order to maintain their certification and stay current with the latest developments in the career development area.