There are no regular accredited basic training programmes offered to the career specialists in the public universities.

Estonian institutions of higher education provide career counselling courses (both at the bachelor’s and master’s levels) primarily within the field of psychology and business management.

The majority of the practitioners have a background in psychology, youth work, teacher training, information sciences or social work.

Career counsellors working in public career services at Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund (Estonian public employment service) (and formelly in regional youth guidance centres, called Rajaleidja centres), have participated in various in-house short and long-term courses about innovative guidance and information retrieval methods, trends in economy and employment, mobility, mentoring etc.