The Certified Economic Developer Network is Growing
Having demonstrated a high-degree of knowledge and applicable practical experience, Certified Economic Developers remain at the cutting-edge of the economic development field. In 2013 alone, the international network of over 1,000 elite professionals grew by 76, and with a retention rate of over 90%, those who earn the CEcD designation stick around!
Being certified by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is the highest form of credibility and competency in the economic development industry. Completing the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) program validates your expertise in the field and enhances your professional standing. You already have the experience and the skills; just put your knowledge to the test to be recognized for your achievements.
New Certification Opportunity for Canadians
IEDC is excited to announce that the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation is now available to Canadian practitioners. Current Canadian EcDs in good standing may apply to be grandfathered into the CEcD designation through October 2015, with special circumstances being considered until October 2017. Those applying by October 2014 may do so without paying a fee. Canadian practitioners looking for a certification program but have not yet begun can start with IEDC's professional development offerings and begin the track to the CEcD.
Questions about CEcD? Download this FAQ document.
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