Program Description

The Online Career and Workforce Coach Facilitator (CWCF) Certificate is a 120-hour online course (including observation of two career coaching sessions) that provides students with the skills required to work effectively with individuals needing assistance to make informed career plans and conduct a successful job search.  Anyone employed in public and private career centers, community colleges, human resource offices of private companies, community and faith-based organizations, college career centers and military Career Transition Centers as well as those in private practice who work with clients on career planning and job searches stand to benefit from the program. 

Professionals with the following job titles should find the program particularly relevant: interviewer, career counselor, military career transition center counselor, military career counselor, academic advisor, admissions representative, placement counselor, school guidance counselor, human resource professional, out-placement specialist and training/education officer.   

Successful completion of this course satisfies the training requirement for the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) Credential which is conferred by the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE).  CCE is an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors, the largest helping skills credentialing organization in the world.  In addition, Thomas Edison State University confers a Certificate along with 12 CEU’s upon successful completion of the program.  For more information about the GCDF Credential, click here.

To qualify for the Career and Workforce Coach Facilitator Certificate Program, students must have one of the following: 

  • Master’s degree with 1 year related work experience
  • Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of related work experience
  • Associates degree with 3 years of related work experience
  • High School Diploma with 4 years of related work experience. 

Workforce or career development experience is defined as service in any environment where one:

  • helps others to find out about careers and jobs
  • is involved in education and/or training relevant to establishing career and job goals
  • guides people through the process of seeking a job, e.g., resume writing, the interview,  negotiating compensation, etc.
  • counsels clients on how to maintain employment

Please note that the Online Career and Workforce Coach Facilitator (CWCF) Certificate Program has been well received by many active military personnel and their spouses. In the case of active military personnel, the Online Career and Workforce Coach Facilitator program has helped the officers who work with such clients to hone their skills and make them even more effective in guiding service members through the transition to the civilian job market. Military spouses profit as well from the expertise of the Career and Workforce Coach Facilitator, particularly as some of them will choose career coaching as a career goal.

Here is what one graduate of our program, a navy career counselor stationed in Okinawa, has had to say about the program:

"This program has provided me with insightful training and great resources to be a better career counselor and transition facilitator. I know that with this training, I have been able to give my Sailors current information on job market trends to be better equipped to make the right decisions regarding career training while in the Navy, and continue to take the necessary steps to grow personally and professionally."