Do I have to take the FCD training course in order to take the SCDA course?
SCDA training can be offered independently, for those with school experience, or it can be offered in collaboration with Facilitating Career Development (FCD) Training for those who want more information on providing quality career development services.
Do I have to work in the K-12 school setting in order to take the SCDA course?
Not necessarily. While the content is designed for those who work in the K-12 school setting, others outside that specific setting may benefit from the course. For example, some people are dedicated to working with the K-12 population but actually work in business/industry, faith-based organizations or similar settings. These people may work with school counselors or the career advisor in the school, so the course would be good to take.
Does an individual have to complete the FCD training and the SCDA training in order to apply for the CSCDA credential?
Not always. Those holding a master's degree in School Counseling with three year's experience in career development may apply immediately without attending the training.