Australian Certified Economic Developer (ACEcD) accreditation

How do I become accredited?

To achieve Australian Certified Economic Developer (ACEcD) accreditation, participants must be a member of EDA and complete:

  1. All core competencies (module 1.1 – module 1.4)
  2. A minimum of two elective competencies (module 2.1 – module 2.5)
  3. Successful completion of on-line exam for each module completed
  4. Sufficient completion of essay assessment for each module completed
  5. Interview with certifying panel (via teleconference and on completion of modules)

How do I retain accreditation?

To retain Australian Certified Economic Developer (ACEcD) accreditation, EDA members must participate in accredited professional development activities equating to 50 Continuing Professional Development Points (CPD) within a two-year period.

What if I was accredited under the previous program?

Current Australian Certified Economic Developers (ACEcD) will be required to attain 50 CPD points within two years of the EDA Accreditation Program launch to retain their accreditation. (date TBA).

Accredited activities:

  1. Completion of any EDA core and elective competencies (including exam / assessments) (10 points each)
  2. EDA webinars (3 points each)
  3. National Economic Development Conference (10 points)
  4. EDA SPN professional development seminars, workshops & events (CPD points will be specified on registration)
  5. Other formal economic development education / training (by application)

Australian Economic Development Champion (ACecDC) accreditation 

Participants completing all modules under the EDA Economic Development Elected and Community Leader Stream will receive acknowledgement as a certified an “EDA Economic Development Champion” (ACecDC).

Graduation / Recognition

A graduation ceremony will be held for newly accredited ACEcD practitioners and certified ‘Champions’ during the National Economic Development Conference. In addition, all accredited practitioners and ‘Champions’ will be acknowledged on the EDA website.