Training Programs

NCDA, since its establishment in 1913, is the premier provider of professional development in the career field. NCDA is the recognized leader in developing standards for the career development profession, for the provision of career counseling programs and services. NCDA works to support the preparation, professional development and recognition of the education and experience of career counselors and specialists, particularly career services providers.

NCDA training programs to provide individuals with relevant skills and knowledge to assist others in career development, planning and obtaining meaningful work.


Use the links on the left sidebar or below to access various NCDA training programs.

Facilitating Career Development

Career Practitioner Supervision

School Career Development Advisor Training





International Practices - front coverInternational Practices of Career Services,
Credentialing and Training


This book, funded by the Second Century Fund of the National Career Development Association (NCDA), intends to help readers understand career development practices, the training of career professionals, and professional credentialing of them around the world.

This book can be used to generate ideas for nation-wide or regional career development policy, learn specific aspects in career development from other countries, and understand the status of practice, professional development training, and credentials around the world. It entails status reports from 11 countries and European Union (EU), chosen carefully through the network of the NCDA and the Asia Pacific Career Development Association (APCDA). A general outline of each chapter includes (1) career development practices in K-12, higher education, community, business/industry settings, (2) competencies that are required for career development practitioners, (3) professional training programs for career practitioners, and (4) credentials available in each country. The sophistication of information provided depends on the level of maturity of career planning services within each country.

Click here for the Table of Contents.




NCDA's Taiwan / China Training Program Representative:

Ivy Liao

Ivy Liao is the Chief Representative of NCDA for Greater China. She is also the CEO of People Achievement Consulting (PAC). Since 2011, Ivy has spearheaded and introduced a localized version of NCDA’s career development training programs to Greater China through the support of China experts and practitioners.  In order to popularize NCDA’s programs in the area, Ivy has developed a network of local practitioners through the help of NCDA Master trainers and China professors. We now have 50 Career Development Instructors, 100 Advisors and about a thousand practitioners. These people will be instrumental in supporting and executing our strategy for the future. NCDA’s mission in Greater China is to establish Chinese style of career development system and programs to a whole spectrum of all age groups. We have already made footprints from K-12, university, and all the way to the adult markets. Currently we have successful cases in 4 first-tier cities (Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin and Chongqing) and 6 provinces (Hebei, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Fujian, Guangdong and Hainan) and there are also local franchisees to service clients. We welcome all those who are interested in the pursuit of career development work to join the family.

Facilitating Career Development