Family Development Credential Program

The Rutgers Family Development Credential (FDC) Program is a professional development course and credentialing program offered through the School of Social Work's Institute for Families. The program seeks to uphold the Institute for Families' commitment to promote healthy family development. 

The Family Development Credential program offers quality, sequential training designed to provide family workers with baseline competencies and skills needed to empower families to attain a healthy self-reliance and interdependence with their communities.

Formerly available only to frontline family workers from Abbott district early childhood programs and Head Start centers, the program is now available to all individuals that work with families.

Use the links below to register:

Family Success Center Personnel Registration Link

Family Outreach Program Registration Link

Individuals that are not affiliated with the above programs should click here to register.

Quotes from Graduates


"This course has helped me to become a better person at home as well as on the job."

"I have changed everything I do in my family worker position as a result of this course.  And all that I have learned and applied to my work has so far been very successful.  I think all family workers everywhere should be required to take this course, preschool directors too."

"This is a wonderful course to offer family workers to help families build on their strengths and work towards their goals.  I would recommend this course to any family worker."