Ohio Certified Economic Developer (Ohio CED)

The Ohio Certified Economic Developer (Ohio CED) credential is designed to demonstrate the depth and breadth of an individual’s knowledge and their ability to apply that knowledge to the benefit of their community or organization.  The Ohio CED designation also represents the economic development practitioner’s commitment to advancing the Ohio economy and elevating the economic development profession. 

The Ohio Certified Economic Developer is a voluntary certification for practitioners who choose to demonstrate their advanced knowledge and training.

To become a candidate for certification, an economic development professional must have successfully completed the Ohio Basic Economic Development Course or have three years of full time economic development experience.

To achieve certification, a candidate must successfully:

  • Complete coursework in four core areas,
  • Complete the capstone course,
  • Complete 24 hours of approved elective continuing education or professional development,

A candidate must complete all of the above within a three-year period.  Once certified, a person must complete 16 hours of approved continuing education each year to maintain certification.

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