MAWD is a partner with the National Association for Workforce Development in certification of professionals in this dynamic industry. The Certified Workforce Development Professional (CWDP) Credential is a nationally recognized credential for individuals who have demonstrated they have what it takes to provide the highest quality services to our nation's job seekers and businesses.

A recent survey found that seventy-nine percent (79%) of those making hiring, promotion, salary, or bonus decisions indicated that they place a value on an individual possessing the CWDP credential when they make those decisions. Reasons include:

  • It demonstrates a depth of understanding of the profession and the work involved
  • It shows their commitment to the profession, and
  • It shows their commitment to ongoing professional development and education.

For more on the CWDP, visit the NAWDP website.