NCDA Credentialing Commission

About the Commission

On February 17, 2016, NCDA joined other trade associations that uphold standards for their own professions by credentialing people who have the skills to fill specific roles within their field.  The NCDA Board resolved to set up and fund an initiative, thus the NCDA Credentialing Commission was born.  The Commission was charged with making recommendations for implementing credentialing programs for a variety of roles in the career field.

Originally Commissioners were selected and appointed by the NCDA Board based on their experience, practice, educational preparation, and specialty.  Beginning in 2017 and following each year, Commissioners will be elected from those qualifying for the credential they will represent.

The Commission has researched and thoroughly discussed credentialing in its process of creating the initial group of credentials.  The Commission has worked in the direction of high standards and streamlined procedures.  The word “Credential” was chosen as an umbrella term used for the many types of programs, including licensure, certification, accreditation, recognition designation, and certificates.

The Commission has recommended six credentials. All these credentials begin with the word “Certified.”  All of the new credentials contain an assessment component which will be scored by “blind reviewers” – experienced professionals who already have the credential and have been trained to score case studies and/or work samples.

Applications for all of these credentials will be completed online, using any available computer.  Like all credentials in our field, we expect to require continuing education for renewals.  Our online process will allow recipients of certificates to update education as it is completed. View the FAQs for more.

 

Commission Members

 Tina AnctilTina Anctil, PhD, LPC, CRC, CCCE
 Portland State University
 -- Brief Biography -- 

 

 

 

Jessica Worny Janicki  Jessica Worny Janicki, MBA, CMCS, PCC
  JWJ Consulting, LLC
  -- Brief Biography --

 

 

John Long

 John Long, ED.S., BCC, CMCS
 Commission Chair-Elect
 Two Roads Resources, Inc.
 -- Brief Biography --

 

 

 

Connie Pritchard  Constance J. Pritchard, EdD, CMCS, CCSP, NCDA Fellow, and Master Trainer
  Commission Chair
  The Pritchard Group
  -- Brief Biography --

 

 

Windie Wilson 2018  Windie Wilson, CCSP, GCDF, NCDA Master Trainer
  CAC-Workforce Connections
  -- Brief Biography --

 

 

 

  James Westhoff, M.Ed, CCCJames Westhoff
  Husson University
  -- Brief Biography --

 

 

 

  

Director of Credentialing and Special Programs

Cynthia Marco Scanlon 2017  Cynthia Marco Scanlon, PhD, CCC
  National Career Development Association
  -- Brief Biography --
  cscanlon@ncda.org

 

 

 

Board Liaison

Paul Timmins Photo 2017  Paul Timmins
  --Brief Biography--
  University of Minnesota
  email:timmi004@umn.edu

 

 

 

Staff Liaison


Alicia Cheek
acheek@ncda.org

 

 

Advisory Group and Ambassadors

 

Judy Hoppin  Judith M. Hoppin, LPC, NCC, and NCDA Fellow
  Oakland University
  -- Brief Biography --

 

 

 

Marilyn Maze photo  Marilyn Maze, PhD
  Asia Pacific Career Development Association
  -- Brief Biography --

 

 

 

David Reile  David M. Reile
 
Career Development Alliance / RS Foundation
  -- Brief Biography --

 

 

 


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