02/29/2012

What is the Difference Between a MCC and a MCDP?

Both MCC and MCDP refer to special Membership designations in NCDA.

The Master Career Counselor (MCC) is designed to recognize individuals who can provide a full range of career services, including assessment, to consumers.  They hold master's degrees in counseling or related fields and also possess related credentials such as the NCCC, NCC, state LPC, RPCC or licensed psychologist. These professionals are carefully screened to ensure that their level of expertise meets six or more of the NCDA counseling competencies.

The Master Career Development Professional (MCDP) is designed to recognize experienced members who provide specialized career development services. MCDP's may include career development facilitators, career technicians, resume writers, employment agency professionals, career coaches, career management professionals and workforce development professionals. The degrees, licenses, and levels of supervision of these professionals may vary.