Workforce Professional Development Program

The Workforce Professional Development Program (WPDP) supports personal and organizational advancement and is recognized as one of the leading training programs for workforce professionals.

Development began in 1986 with a task force representing the International Association of Workforce Professionals (IAWP) and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA). Others assisting included, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Unemployment Insurance Service and the South Carolina Employment Security Commission.

WPDP consists of a series of study guides and examinations designed to measure and recognize an individual’s knowledge of workforce development programs. WPDP provides workforce professionals an opportunity to enhance knowledge and career growth. Several organizations have incorporated WPDP and recognize it as a useful training resource.

WPDP consists of 4 modules: History of Workforce Development, Unemployment Insurance, Labor Market Information and Business and Job Seeker. Each module has 4 units (lessons) and each unit has a 25 question, multiple choice quiz.  At the end of each module you will receive an electronic badge that you may display to recognize your achievement. You will also receive a personalized certificate upon completion of the full program.

Archived Webinar Programs

As one of the benefits of membership, IAWP offers live virtual programs on personal and professional development issues each month. Members can also access past programs by clicking here.