IUPUI University College Career Staff Earns National Certification

The University College Career Development staff have just earned national certification as Global Career Developments Facilitators (GCDF).  

This credential recognizes the education and experience of those working in CDF occupations. Candidates must have successfully completed an approved CDF training program and meet specific educational and experience requirements. Benefits of the GCDF credential include:

  • A National/portable Credential
  • A marketable Certification
  • Professional Recognition
  • Clarification of Scope and Practice

For more information on the GCDF credential, please visit the Center for Credentialing and Education.

A GCDF is a person who works in any career development setting or who incorporates career development information or skills in their work with students, adults, clients, employees, or the public.  Each staff member in Career Development received in-depth training in the areas of career development in the form of up to 120+ class/instructional hours, provided by a nationally trained and qualified instructor. Competencies include: helping skills, models of career development and assessment, diverse populations, managing and communicating career and labor market information, and career programming managements. This professional designation and its accompanying training were developed by the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and certified by the Center for Credentialing and Education(CCE).

Congratulations to IUPUI's newest Global Career Development Facilitators, Tracie Lowe, Colleen Rusnak, Ed Squires, and Jill Vanderwall and newest Global Career Development Facilitator Instructors, Missy Cooper and Jennifer Schott.