In order to maintain their certification, GCDF need to be constantly informed regarding the field and to permanently develop the professional abilities by being involved in activities of continuous education.

The GCDF certification is valid for five years. To recertify, GCDFs are required to:

  • Stay up to date by completing 75 hours of career development–related continuous education.
  • Document supervised work experience hours specific to career guidance and facilitation.


“Do not worry when you will find that you must recertify after 5 years. This requirement is very useful, as it compels you to continue your education and to develop”

Alina Stochiță, GCDF