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Events and Training for School Counselors

As part of our public service outreach, MEFA offers free training for school counselors that is aligned with MASCA's MA Model and the Massachusetts Career Development Education (CDE) Benchmarks. These events — which include in-person trainings, webinars, and professional conference seminars — can be incorporated into your comprehensive school counseling program.

PDP Certification

MEFA is certified by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to provide Professional Development Points (PDP) to school counselors. Read more about our PDP policy.

Financial Aid Training

Every year, MEFA offers free, financial aid trainings for Massachusetts school counselors and college access professionals. More information about MEFA's Fall 2020 trainings will be posted in Summer 2020.

School Counselor Webinar Series

You can earn more PDPs by attending live MEFA webinars or watching recorded ones on timely college planning topics and completing an Evidence of Learning Form (worth one PDP) for each webinar.

Live Webinars: To register for an upcoming live webinar, visit our Events page.

Recorded Webinars: To watch a recorded School Counselor webinar, visit our Videos page.

Industry Partners

MEFA provides financial aid overviews and sessions on special topics at the annual conferences of several industry partners:

If you attend a conference of any of the associations listed above, please be sure to stop by our booth to pick up materials to share with your families.

Note: The links above will take you away from the MEFA website. MEFA is not responsible for the content of external sites and does not monitor other sites for accuracy.

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