PEDA - Pennsylvania Economic Development Association

Economic Development Certified Professional

The Pennsylvania Economic Development Association offers an annual certification for the Economic Development Professional.  It is classified as an Individual Certification, not to be confused with the Organizational Certification administered by the Pennsylvania Economic Development Institute.

Active PEDA Members are eligible to apply for acceptance into the program.  The application process is based on the individual's current job, job duties and number of years in the economic development field.  Participants in the program earn their initial and on-going Individual Certification Status by acquiring 20 Professional Development Units (PDUs)

Detailed Information Regarding the Individual Certification Program

General Information on Certification Program (PDF) - Basic Overview of the Program and Requirements

Program Application (PDF) - Application for members seeking eligibility into the PEDA Certification Program

Professional Development Unit Request Form (PDF) - This document can be used by individuals seeking (a) organizational Professional Development Units ("PDUs") following participation in an approved event and/or (b) individual PDUs toward PEDA’s Economic Development Certified Professional.


Quarterly Deadlines for Submissions 

The deadline for submitting Professional Development Unit Request Forms and Program Applications for PEDA's individual certification program is four (4) weeks prior to each meeting of PEDA's Board of Directors. A schedule of upcoming board meetings follows.

    • Monday, April 24, 2017 - Hilton Harrisburg
    • Monday, July 17, 2017 - Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC
    • Monday, October 23, 2017 - Renaissance Allentown
    • Monday, December 11, 2017 - Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC


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