List of Career Credentials & Organizations

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Have you wondered about the “alphabet soup” following the names of career colleagues?

As the career industry grows, resume writers, career coaches, personal branders, interview trainers, career consultants, and job-search strategists are continuously pursuing and acquiring new credentials made available by industry organizations.

Here’s a quick list of some of the credentials and organizations in the industry:


ABSSI American Business Support Services Information

AJST Association of Job Search Trainers

APCC Association of Professional Communication Consultants

CAC Certified Accredited Consultant

CCM Credentialed Career Master

CCMC Certified Career Management Coach

CCRP Certified Career Research Professional

CDI Career Directors International

CECC Certified Electronic Career Coach

CEIP Certified Employment Interview Professional

CERW Certified Expert Resume Writer

CFRWC Certified Federal Resume Writer and Coach

CIPC Certified International Personnel Consultant

CJST Certified Job Search Trainer

CPADN Career Planning and Development Network

CPC Certified Personnel Consultant

CPRW Certified Professional Resume Writer

CRW Certified Resume Writer

EVPA Executive Virtual Professionals Association

IAAP International Association of Administrative Professionals

IACMP International Association of Career Management Professionals

ICF International Coach Federation

IJCTC International Job and Career Transition Coach

JCTC Job and Career Transition Coach

LPC Licensed Professional Counselor

MA Masters in Arts

MBA Masters in Business Administration

MRW Master Resume Writer

MS Masters in Science

NAJST National Association of Job Search Training

NARW National Association of Resume Writers

NCC National Certified Counselor

NCCC National Certified Career Counselor

NCDA National Career Development Association

NCRW Nationally Certified Resume Writer

NECA National Employment Counseling Association

NRWA National Resume Writers Association

PARW/CC Professional Association of Resume Writers/Career Coaches

PSCDA Puget Sound Career Development Association

RWCA Resume Writers Council of Arizona

SHRM Society for Human Resource Management

SPHR Senior Professional in Human Resources

Did I miss a career credential or organization? If so, let me know.

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