The OU Economic Development Institute provides in-person learning options at many stages of your economic development career.



This is the core economic certification program we’ve offered since 1962, which 5,000 professionals have completed.

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CEcD Exam Prep Course

This is the only known exam prep course in the country, there is a great deal of evidence indicating your chances of passing the exam are significantly enhanced by attending this course. It is offered in conjunction with each OU EDI, as well as stand-alone courses.

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The OU EDI Mini-Institute focuses on our two highest demand courses – Credit Analysis and Real Estate.  This will lower class size and therefore increase quality.  It also allows opportunity to speed certificate completion, and a lower cost in-person option.  

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