Credentialing Questions

NCDA offers diverse, high quality competency-based credentials that effectively uphold NCDA's standards and ethics.

The NCDA website provides answers to the most common questions about credentialing, such as:

What is a credential? A credential represents a formal validation of an individual's qualifications and professional competency in a specific industry.
What is the value of a credential? An industry certification ensures that you are proficient in a field, while allowing you to enhance your professional brand. By promoting your credential to organizations, your peers and the public at large, you are able to present your base of knowledge, skills and experience to those you serve (students and clients).

Look on the NCDA website for details about credentialing, specifically:

  • FAQs listed for each credential.
  • General FAQ's linked on the left sidebar of each page.
  • The NCDA Credentialing Commission's Continuing Education Manual.
  • Study Guides for applicants for the CCC, CCSP, CSCDA and CMCS.
  • Presentations at the annual Conference and biannual Career Practitioner Institutes also provide additional information.
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