Professional Development / Continuing Education

NCDA promotes and supports professional education, preparation, and credentialing for the effective provision of career development programs and services including academic credentials (e.g., MA, PhD), state licensure (LPC), certifications and ongoing professional development through conferences, courses, seminars, workshops, supervised practice, internships, presentations, and other training opportunities.

In particular, NCDA offers diverse opportunities in support of the NCDA Credentials. The approved continuing education is detailed in the Credentialing Commission's Continuing Education Manual. NCDA also posts a Continuing Education Provider Directory.

NCDA is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. Sessions for which NBCC-approved clock hours will be awarded are identified in each program booklet. The ACEP is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 


NCDA hosts three NBCC-approved events each year.  They include the annual conference and two regional institutes.  All other professional development (webinars, state division meetings, etc.) are not NBCC approved, however, they are approved for NCDA related continuing education for those holding NCDA credentials.