The Certified Workforce Development Professional (CWDP) credential recognizes the training, experience & expertise of professionals who - directly or indirectly - facilitate the process by which individuals identify, train for, attain and maintain employment and self-sufficiency. It is administered and endorsed by NAWDP. Download the CWDP Application at the left.

Here is information about certification for directors and Workforce Investment Boards. This explains the program and why you should look for CWDP behind the name of people you hire.


September 2006

Coming in 2007

On August 19, 2006, The NAWDP Board of Directors approved a new Endorsement to the Certified Workforce Development Professional (CWDP) program. 

The Youth Services Endorsement was developed in partnership with the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) and the National Youth Employment Coalition (NYEC).  It is designed to recognize special knowledge, skills and abilities in 10 competency areas.  (Click HERE to view the 10 Youth Services Competency Areas). 

NCWD/Y was funded by the US Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).

Currently, Youth Services Endorsement reviewers are being recruited and trained. It is anticipated that persons holding a current CWDP may apply for the Youth Services Endorsement starting in the February 2007 review cycle.

  For more information, contact the NAWDP Office.


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