The CDF certificate is open to individuals who hold a baccalaureate or higher degree. The program requires 18 hours of course work in counselor education. Students interested in subsequent enrollment in the Ed.S. in Counselor Education should note that all certificate and program hours must be completed within six years to earn the Ed.S. degree. Applicants for the CDF certificate program must meet Graduate School admission requirements for the University of South Carolina.
Once admitted to the CDF certificate program, students must complete 18 credit hours in prescribed courses to meet the requirements for the certificate. In addition, students must maintain a B average in all courses with no more than six hours of C credit.