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. The following is the 2015 Board meeting schedule.
Monday, April 11, 2016 - Harrisburg Hilton
Monday, July 18, 2016 - Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC
Monday, October 31, 2016 - Kalahari Resort & Convention Center (Pocono Manor)
Monday, December 12, 2016 - Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC