become a certified career development facilitator

A Career Development Facilitator (CDF) is a person who has been specially trained to work with students and adults to assist with vocational and educational planning. Becoming a Career Development Facilitator allows an individual to improve the quality of career planning interventions provided to students and adults. CDF training enriches and broadens knowledge and skills for working with students and clients in vocational and educational planning. Because of the variety of occupation types and settings in which CDFs can work, becoming a CDF offers satisfying career opportunities for many individuals.

These trained paraprofessionals may work in a variety of career development settings, including:

  • schools
  • workforce development offices
  • corporations
  • community agencies
  • offender pre-release centers
  • libraries
  • military settings
  • outplacement firms

Educational Training Associates, Inc. (ETA) was founded to provide unparalleled training opportunities that meet the needs of diverse individuals. ETA is particularly interested in helping further the career development and planning of students and adult career seekers and career changers. Training individuals to work as Career Development Facilitators (CDFs) contributes to the expertise and efficacy of career development services offered to individuals across the nation. By making CDF training more accessible, ETA makes career development assistance more accessible as well.

ETA is committed to providing the best training experience possible. The online format of the CDF training allows individuals to complete the majority of the coursework from any location. Through its affiliation with outstanding companies and organizations, ETA is able to offer an excellent curriculum from the National Career Development Association (NCDA) developed by leading career development experts, while at the same time incorporating the leading career planning resources.


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