NCDA Credentialing Commission

About the Commission

In the spring of 2016, the NCDA Board of Directors approved the formation and work of a Presidential Task Force to research and recommend credentialing options for professionals within the field of career development. This Task Force identified five distinct credentials that would recognize the contributions of career development practitioners, supervisors, and educators. The NCDA Board resolved to establish and fund an initiative, thus in January 2017, the NCDA Credentialing Commission was born. 

Members of this first Credentialing Commission came from the original 2016 Task Force. Currently, nominations for openings on the Commission are announced to the NCDA membership and candidates must submit a formal application for consideration by the existing Commission members. Following candidate interviews, the Commission then makes their recommendations to the NCDA Board, to fill open (3 year) terms on the Commission.

The Commission has the responsibility of maintaining the quality and integrity of six credentials. In addition, the Commission oversees the NCDA Continuing Education guidelines and the Audit Panel charged with verifying the renewal of all NCDA credentials.

More details about Commission activities are included in the NCDA Credentialing Commission Annual Report 2021-2022


Past Commission Leaders & Advisory Group

Tina Anctil Peterman - Chair of the Credentialing Commission (2021-2022)
James Westhoff – Chair of the Credentialing Commission (2020-2021)
John E. Long
– Chair of the Credentialing Commission (2019-2020)
Constance Jenkins Pritchard – Chair of the Credentialing Commission (2017-2019)
Marilyn Maze – Chair of the Presidential Task Force on Credentialing (2016)
Judith M. Hoppin - Advisor


 

Jessica Worny Janicki, MBA, CMCS, PCC

Jessica Worny Janicki, MBA, CMCS, PCC

Commission Chair (2022-2023)

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Windie Wilson, CCSP, GCDF, NCDA Master Trainer

Windie Wilson, CCSP, GCDF, NCDA Master Trainer

Commission Chair Elect

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Monique Johnson, Ed.D., CMCS, NCC

Monique Johnson, Ed.D., CMCS, NCC

CMCS Commissioner

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Debra Ruddell, M.S., CCC, GCDF

Debra Ruddell, M.S., CCC, GCDF

CCC Commissioner

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LeAnn Morgan

LeAnn Morgan

CCSCC Commissioner

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Timothy Poynton

CCSP Commissioner

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Michelle Gross

Michelle Gross

Ad Hoc Member at Large

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Aaron Leson, CCSP

Aaron Leson, CCSP

Director of Credentialing

National Career Development Association aleson@ncda.org

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Celeste Hall

Celeste Hall

Board Liaison

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Alicia Cheek

Alicia Cheek

Staff Liaison

National Career Development Association acheek@ncda.org

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