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Earn your International Career Development Facilitator Certification in Singapore

Attain the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) Credential today!

The GCDF Credential is an internationally recognized certification for professionals serving in a variety of occupations related to career development support and facilitation in both public and private sector organisations. To achieve the certification, a candidate must complete the 120 hour NCDA CDF curriculum taught by an NCDA registered Career Development Facilitator Instructor.

The 120-hour Career Development Facilitator (CDF) course is offered in a convenient format to suit the varying needs and schedules of participants. This includes hands-on deliberate practice, self-study to enhance domain knowledge, Independent research/study project to deepen mastery and 5 days of face-to-face sessions spread over 3 months, as follows: 

  1. Level 1 : Career Facilitation Skills (2 days)

  2. Level 2 : Delivering Career Services Effectively (2 days)

  3. Level 3 : Project Presentation for Certification (1 day)
    *Application for GCDF (subject to education and experience requirements)

Credentialing Source

Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) certification is provided through the Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc. (CCE), a subsidiary of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). Through Personal Mastery Resources, you are well placed to earn both the credentials of CDF and GCDF. The certification is recognized in a growing number of countries across the globe and the number of certified GCDFs is increasing rapidly in many areas.

Benefits of the GCDF Credential

  • An international credential

  • A marketable certification

  • Professional recognition

Target audience

  • Human Resource Professionals who wants to leverage career development as a driver for talent management and retention, and/or be an in-house Career Coach to employees

  • Career Advisers/Coaches in tertiary institutions, career centres & outplacement agencies who want to help their clients develop a competitive advantage in seeking employment

  • Professionals, Managers & Executives (PMEs) in transition and exploring a career change into the people empowerment industry

All CDF course applicants must have a recognised Degree with minimum 8 years professional work experience and a keen interest to make a difference. Places are available on a competitive basis.

Course Content

  1. Helping Skills in Career Counselling

Be proficient in the basic career facilitating process while cultivating productive interpersonal relationships.

  1. Working with Diverse Populations

Recognize special needs of various groups and adapt services to meet their needs.

  1. Ethical and Legal Issues

Follow the CDF code of ethics and know current legislative regulations.

  1. Career Consultation, Training and Presentation Development

Learn how to be mentored to be a more effective CDF.

  1. Career Development Models and Theories

Understand career development theories, models, and techniques as they apply to lifelong development, gender, age, and ethnic background.

  1. Formal and Informal Career Assessment

Comprehend and use both formal and informal career development assessments with emphasis on relating appropriate ones to the population served.

  1. Career and Labour Market Information and Resources

Understand labour market and occupational information and trends. Be able to use current resources.

  1. Career Development Technology

Comprehend and use career development computer applications.

  1. Employability Skills

Know job search strategies/techniques, especially in working with specific groups.

  1. Training Clients and Peers

Prepare and develop materials for training programs and presentations.

  1. Program Management/Implementation

Understand career development programs and their implementation, and work as a liaison in collaborative relationships.

  1. Promotion and Public Relations

Market and promote career development programs with staff and supervisors.

GCDF Requirements

To apply for the GCDF Credential after your CDF Certification, you need to meet the combined work experience and educational levels as follows:

Educational Level of Applicant

Career Development Experience Required

Graduate degree

1,400 hours

Bachelor's degree

2,800 hours

Benefits to your Organisation

As a certified CDF within an organisation, you could:

  1. Provide coaching to employees/clients/students to align their aspirations with organisational goals, so as to ensure best-fit and high morale

  1. Guide line managers to provide coaching to employees/clients to do the same

  1. Deploy your talent to the best-fit roles through appropriate assessments, so as to achieve peak performance

  1. Enlighten and inform employees/clients/students about taking ownership of their career and aspirations through relevant career theories

  1. Stay updated and relevant with the latest information sources and technology platforms

  1. Equip your employees/clients/students with employability skills so that they can move on confidently in any economic contingency

  1. Develop yourself professionally as a Career Coach/Trainer in career development

  1. Design and implement career development programs that are aligned with organisational goals, so that both employees/clients/students and the organisation benefits

  1. Realise your talents’ potential through a systematic approach to stretch and prepare them for future roles

  1. Recover your course investment many times over, due to your expanded mindset and new competencies

(Sample CDF Certificate)

About Your Facilitator

Han Kok Kwang, MBA (Distinction), is a GCDF Instructor and the 1st International CDF Master Trainer (NCDA, USA) in Asia. He is also a National award winning professional, Successful author of 5 career books and Founder & Director of Personal Mastery Resources, a niche training business. With more than 25 years’ successful experience as a senior corporate manager and career development entrepreneur, Han has empowered more than 50,000 individuals of 21 nationalities through his books, seminars and workshops. To know more about Han, visit

What Han’s course participants say

Like the way the trainer interacts with participants. He comes across as knowledgeable, down to earth, resourceful, extremely helpful eg. encouraging us to contact him for clarification even after the course.”

"Han is very knowledgeable and also very patient and encouraging. The instruction and his style of instruction is the aspect of the course that facilitated learning."

"The competency-based curriculum of the CDF course provided me with many practical ideas and tools in my professional practice in the field of Career Guidance and Development. Han is a resourceful, informed and inspiring trainer and generous in sharing his insights into the world of work. For a lack of a unified approach to the training of career development practitioners, the CDF course can bridge the gap in levelling up the professionalism in this field. Backed by strong fundamentals and thought leadership from the National Career Development Association (NCDA), the CDF certification is indeed a professional development opportunity not to be missed."

Thank you for the rich learning esp. sharing from your industry experience, and providing such a reasonable pace of learning for learners. The relaxed and comfortable pace of learning is helpful to provide a conducive learner-centred environment.”

Better understanding of real job market, to provide assessment tools for students and theories relevant to the understanding of this course. Trainer was practical, realistic, clear and precise, fun and engaging.”

The content is thorough and relevant to career facilitation. The self-assessment was helpful to the counsellor personally.”

A lot of relevant materials/notes/activities that I could use. Experiential & engaging. Not dull and quite a lot of realistic learning points for corporate sector.”

Trainer is very knowledgeable and the course contents are very relevant. Good delivery as well. The materials and resources supplied are also very good.”

The facilitator was very engaging and knowledgeable in the area. The course materials were ‘very’ relevant. I enjoyed the course.”

Many useful materials, role plays, and personal assessments. Trainer was very experienced, well prepared. Comprehensive notes given.”

Varied teaching techniques, not just lectures but include games, activities and discussions. Interesting and engaging. Good practical resources given. Han is an excellent and motivating coach. Enjoyed his facilitation.”

Han makes a conscious effort to help us learn how to fish, rather than fish for us. I guess that is the art of coaching. He demonstrated as role model for us. Thanks!”


For more information, please contact:

Ms Linda Sen, Client Services Manager
Personal Mastery Resources

218 Orchard Road Level 6
Orchard Gateway@Emerald
Singapore 238851
Tel: 6809 7666
Fax: 64573380

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