Become a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD).

Become a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD).

International Economic Development Council

Register by August 3, 2009 to take the exam to earn your Certified Economic Developer designation; exams will be held on October 3-4, 2009 at the Silver Legacy Hotel Resort Casino in Reno, NV.

Exam held in conjunction with the 2009 Annual Conference:

The CEcD is the CPA and the MBA of the economic development field. The CEcD Program has been the "Gold Standard" of the profession for over 34 years. A network of more than 1,200 CEcDs has achieved this significant accomplishment by excelling in the qualification and examination process. You have the experience, skills and knowledge of a great economic developer. Now get recognized for your achievements by starting on the path of becoming a CEcD. IEDC's education courses are the first step!

Candidates must have at least 4 years of consecutive, paid, full-time economic development or related experience.

Candidates must be complete 4 IEDC Core Courses:
- Introduction to Economic Development or Basic Economic Development Course
- Business Retention and Expansion
- Economic Development Credit Analysis
- Real Estate Development and Reuse

Candidates must complete a minimum of 2 IEDC Elective Courses choosing from 8 offerings:
- Economic Development Finance Programs
- Economic Development Marketing & Attraction
- Economic Development Strategic Planning
- Entrepreneurial and Small Business development Strategies
- Managing Economic Development Organizations
- Neighborhood Development Strategies
- Technology-Led Economic Development
- Workforce Development


IEDC's 2009 Annual Conference is the single most important conference to attend during this global economic crisis. Serious times call for a serious conference. This year's conference will be an unprecedented experience with highly relevant sessions and top speakers tackling the tough issues economic developers are facing now! This will not be your average conference as we are taking a far-reaching approach to explore and discover unique solution to the current economic challenges that you can put into practice in your community.

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Posted June 4, 2009

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