Spring 2023 Family Development & Credentialing Course

Register to participate in our 2023 Spring Family Development & Credentialing course.

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What is the Family Development Training and Credentialing Program?

The FDC Program is a professional development course and credentialing program for front-line workers to learn and practice skills of strength based support.

To earn the FDC, a worker:

  • Completes 90 hours of interactive classroom instruction and portfolio advisement based on the Empowerment Skills for Family Workers curriculum
  • Prepares a Skills Portfolio with the support of a portfolio advisor, and
  • Passes a credentialing exam

Up to six hours of undergraduate credit is available for an additional fee. Applications will be provided in class.

What are the outcomes for FDC participants?

Research on the outcomes of FDC training revealed that workers:

  • Used skills in their professional and personal lives
  • Enhanced skills in helping participants
  • Develop their own goals of self-reliance
  • Increased the ability of participants to meet their goals

Agency supervisors reported FDC training:

  • Increased effectiveness in helping workers relate to participants
  • Improved Communication

Why is ARVAC, Inc. offering the FDC?

As part of ARVAC’s eff orts to improve participants’ quality of care and self-suffi ciency, the FDC is just one component of our mission to provide comprehensive skills training to human service professionals.

Being a part of a cadre of human service workers trained in the same strength-based principles, means that workers and organizations are able to develop strength-based services and standards, thus increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of care. CRDC has selected the FDC as a model to develop strengthbased, interagency care.

2023 Spring FDC Course

CLASS TIME: 8:00 - 4:30 — In Person
LOCATION: ARVAC Corporate Office Training Room
DATES: Classes will take place every Wednesday from April 19 through July 12, with an additional class on Thursday, April 20.

All students must have:

  • Internet Access
  • An email address
  • The ability to print

Binder, sheet protectors, highlighters, etc. are suggested for portfolio completion.

Tuition & Registration

$500 is due at registration
$350 balance is due the 1st day of class
($200 is refundable if a cancellation notice is received 2 weeks prior to the start of the class)


  • 90 Hours of Instruction
  • Course Manual & Handhouts
  • Portfolio Review
  • National Exam Credential
  • Lunch

The registration deadline is March 22. Class space is limited!

For more information, please contact:

Kelley Reames
479-963-6325 or 479-675-3429
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Elizabeth Roberson
479-219-5292 Ext. #1107
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