IEDC’S MISSIONProvide leadership and excellence ineconomic development for our communities,members, and partnersCEcD Program Overview2013 Tennessee Basic Course
CEcD PROGRAM MISSIONTo advance and help assure a highoverall quality of professional services inthe economic development fieldCEcD Program Overview2013 Tennessee Basic Course
CEcD Program Overview2013 Tennessee Basic CourseCertification is Based onProfessional Development•To create a body of knowledge foreconomic development•Requires a broad based knowledge ofeconomic development•Certification recognizes those whomade a personal and professionalcommitment to economic development•A CEcD is viewed as having a broadbased knowledge of the profession
CEcD Program Overview2013 Tennessee Basic CourseWho Provides ProfessionalDevelopment?•Practioner Based TrainingOpportunities•IEDC•IEDC Offers 12 Courses•Offered at various locations•Accredited Partners•BEDC•EDI, GA Tech.•NDC, SIOR
What are the Goals ofProfessional Development?•Courses are designed to help you gainknowledge and learn best practices, tools,and techniques for every day use.•Courses focus on economic developmentbuilding blocks, providing up-to-date tools,and techniques to meet the challenges of the future.•Development track in pursuit of the certification•The content of the EDI and the IEDC courses canalso be used for professional development not solelyto prepare you for the CEcD exam.CEcD Program Overview2013 Tennessee Basic Course
CEcD Program Overview2013 Tennessee Basic Course• Tests broad knowledge and mastery of principle skillsin economic development• Practitioner Based Exam: no amount of studying cansubstitute for experience• Ideal balance of theory and practiceCertification
CEcD Program Overview2013 Tennessee Basic Course• Experience as a practitioner– Minimum of four years of full-time economicdevelopment related experience– Practitioners with five or more years ofexperience are entitled certain waiversCEcD Exam Requirements
CEcD Program Overview2013 Tennessee Basic Course• Professional development• Required to demonstratedevelopmental training in six courseareas• Distinctions/certifications that are relatedto the competencies of economicdevelopmentCEcD Exam Requirements (Contd)
CEcD Program Overview2013 Tennessee Basic CourseIntroduction to Economic Development *Business Retention and Expansion *Economic Development Credit Analysis *Real Estate Development and Reuse*Managing Economic Development OrganizationsIEDC Training Courses*Required Course for Exam
CEcD Program Overview2013 Tennessee Basic CourseNeighborhood Development StrategiesTechnology-led Economic DevelopmentEconomic Development MarketingEntrepreneurial and Small BusinessDevelopment StrategiesEconomic Development PlanningEconomic Development FinanceIEDC Training Courses (Contd)
CEcD Program Overview2013 Tennessee Basic Course• Complete CEcD application w/ resume• Application deadline - 60 days prior to exam• Approval or non approval notice• $495 for members• $695 for non-members• Fees cover exam and certification maintenancecostExam Application
CEcD Program Overview2013 Tennessee Basic Course• Professional Development Courses• IEDC Training Manuals• Study Networks• CEcD Mentors• Non-IEDC Prep CoursePreparing for the Exam
CEcD Program Overview2013 Tennessee Basic Course• 2011 Edition now available• In-depth reading for the courses• Guidelines for ED Professionals• Manuals are included in registration fee• $55 for members and $75 for non-members• Manuals may be ordered online atwww.iedconline.orgNew IEDC Manuals
CEcD Program Overview2013 Tennessee Basic Course• Two – Day Process• Saturday• Short Answer and Multiple Choice• Essay• Sunday• Oral Exam – taken only after candidate has passedboth written portions of the examExam Format
CEcD Program Overview2013 Tennessee Basic CourseThe exam covers nine competency topic areas :Strategic PlanningMarketing/AttractionNeighborhood DevelopmentWorkforce DevelopmentEntrepreneurial and Small Business Dev.StrategiesEconomic Development FinanceManagementBusiness Retention and ExpansionReal Estate Dev. And ReuseInformation on the Exam
CEcD Program Overview2013 Tennessee Basic Course• Graders feedback for the essay portion• Retake the portion of the exam failed• Retake application• Retake fee for portion failed $150 members,$200 non-membersExam Retake
CEcD Program Overview2013 Tennessee Basic Course• 3 year cycle• Remain active in professionaldevelopment in the ED field• Attend IEDC, regional, and stateeventsRecertification
CEcD Program Overview2013 Tennessee Basic CourseEthics• Adhering to a code of ethics is aboutmaintaining a higher standard ofconduct than narrower rules or lawsmight dictate.
CEcD Program Overview2013 Tennessee Basic CourseEthics (Contd)• CEcDs due to recertify after January 1,2013 are required to have two hours ofethics each cycle• IEDC’s first web seminar on the Ethicswas in November 2012. Starting in2013, the webinar will be offered twicea year.• The ethics workshops are offered atIEDC’s Annual Conference andLeadership Summit
CEcD Program Overview2013 Tennessee Basic CourseUpcoming CEcD Exams•Alexandria, VA – April 13-14, 2013•IEDC 2013 Federal EconomicDevelopment Forum•Ann Arbor, MI – June 8-9, 2013•IEDC 2013 Spring Conference•Philadelphia, PA – October 5-6, 2013•IEDC 2013 Annual Conference
Thank You for Attending!Walt Wood, CEcDCEcD Program Overview2013 Tennessee Basic CourseContact: Becca Thomas for More Inforthomas@iedconline.org
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