Our mission is to advance the career, college, and workplace readiness of youth and adults across education, workplace, family, and community settings in Wisconsin and around the world.

We seek to realize these goals through teaching, professional development, and the provision of career and academic development tools.

People in a CDF Certification class

Professional Development

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has led the movement to provide training and professional development to those who work in career services. Primarily, our talents lie in providing instruction for the Global Certified Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) certification and the Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP) certification.

We also continue to update professionals through our Summer Institutes and annual December meeting in Madison on the UW campus. These events provide an opportunity to network with colleagues and to receive quality professional development training, on new topics every year.

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Photo by Jeff Miller/University of Wisconsin–Madison

Career Information Systems

Shaping a successful future requires careful exploration, the right education path, and sound decision making. The CareerLocker website provides the information, tools, and resources that young people and adults need to make the best decisions for their future.

Professional Development Classes

GCDF and CCSP Training

Summer 2020

June 2 - September 15, 2020


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Fall 2020

September 8 - December 22, 2020


Register for Fall 2020


Summer Institute 2020

July 9-10


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Moving to the Online Delivery of the FCD Curriculum

Available 2020 course dates: July 6 - Aug. 28,
Sept. 8 - Nov. 2, and
Oct. 19 - Dec. 18

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GCDF Alumni Workshop

December 2020

Madison, WI