PEDA - Pennsylvania Economic Development Association

Economic Development Certified Professional

The Pennsylvania Economic Development Association (PEDA) offers an annual certification for the Economic Development Professional. This program is classified as an individual certification and is not associated with the organizational certification program directed by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

Active members of PEDA are eligible to apply for acceptance into this program. The application process is based on the individual's current job, the duties of their position and the number of years spent in the field of economic development. Participants in the program earn their initial and on-going individual certification status by acquiring 20 Professional Development Units (PDUs), annually, with one hour of actual instruction equating to one PDU.

Detailed Information Regarding the Individual Certification Program

Program Guidelines

Program Application

Recertification Application

PDU Reporting Form

Reporting Process

For every training attended by participant in the program, a single one-page PDU Reporting Form must be completed – though not immediately submitted. Annually, and only once a member in this program has completed 20 PDUs during a fiscal year (between July 1st and June 30th), each program participant must submit a single PDF to, including the following items.

  • Recertification Application
    • This form must be completed, signed and positioned as the top page of the scanned PDF submission.
  • PDU Reporting Forms
    • A separate form must be completed and signed for each training for which PDUs are being reported, including those presented by PEDA.
    • No attachments to the PDU Reporting Form should be submitted (e.g., agendas, receipts, etc.).

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