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Family Development Credential

We asked 29 job seekers about their Family Development Credential. This is what they told us:

  • 72% of job seekers said "help my career progression" was the biggest reason for earning their Family Development Credential
  • 59% said earning their Family Development Credential helped them make more money
  • 45% said earning their Family Development Credential helped them get a job
  • 97% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Family Development Credential

What are people saying about getting a Family Development Credential?

Did this certification help you make more money?

Based on 29 responses

59% said earning their Family Development Credential helped them make more money

Did this certification help you get a job?

Based on 29 responses

45% said earning their Family Development Credential helped them get a job

Would you recommend this certification?

Based on 29 responses

97% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Family Development Credential

Why did you decide to earn your Family Development Credential?

Based on 29 responses

Required for my current job

66%

Make more money

21%

Changing careers

3%

Get an edge over other candidates

17%

Help my career progression

72%

Other

0%

What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 24 responses

Case Worker View jobs

12%

Business Development Specialist View jobs

8%

Support Staff View jobs

8%

Social Worker View jobs

8%

Family Advocate View jobs

8%

What do people wish they knew before earning their Family Development Credential?

18 people answered

“I wish I knew how important it was to obtain this credential. While taking courses for this certification, I learned so many valuable information about becoming a family service worker. I learned how to become a more efficient leader and worker.”

Sept. 19, 2019

“Family development is so important in society but not many job opportunities.”

Sept. 18, 2019

“I just wish I would have taken the class earlier. It really opened my mind up to new techniques to use in order to help my families and get them the resources they need.”

Aug. 29, 2019

“I wish I had known how comprehensive the process was to obtain this credential. It was very interesting and the classes were presented in a way that kept things interesting and active. I was anticipating an uninspired classroom experience and was pleasantly surprised to find how interactive and involved the classes were.”

July 26, 2019

“This certification program is on the same level as a graduate level course. It is intense but presented a great deal of information, caused an already open mind to be even more open and generated a great deal of creative thinking.”

July 13, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their Family Development Credential?

21 people answered

“My advice would be to take the course seriously. I would inform them of how interesting and important this course is if they are really looking to make a difference in families lives. I would tell them to read the literature given to them and to complete all the assignments in a timely manner.”

Sept. 19, 2019

“This will help you tremendously to learn how to work with families in need.”

Sept. 9, 2019

“This is a great credential to have in the social work field.”

Sept. 4, 2019

“To take the class serious and pay attention. It is very beneficial and it opens your eyes not only in your professional life but your personal life as well”

Aug. 29, 2019

“Family Development Credential should be recommended to any persons in the social service field it educates you with skills to better serve and communicate with clients and with co-workers.”

Aug. 26, 2019
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