October 19 - 20, 2019 - Saturday and Sunday (If also attending full OU EDI event)

October 21 - 22, 2019 - Monday and Tuesday (If not attending OU EDI event)

When you register, be sure to select the correct CEcD course (October 19 - 20 or October 21 - 22)

OU EDI CEcD Exam Prep Course Registration 

  • October 19 - 20, 2019 - also attending OU EDI $450
  • October 21 -22, 2019 - CEcD Prep Only (not OU EDI) $625
  • October 21 - 22, 2019 - CEcD Prep Only (not OU EDI), plus Ethics or Primer CEcD $750


Registration fees are payable to the University of Oklahoma. To qualify for the Early Bird registration rate, both a completed registration form and full payment must be received prior to Friday, September 6, 2019.  Payments not received by this date will be charged the normal registration fee (see fee structure under "Registration"). Conference attendees with a balance due will be required to remit payment before being admitted to the conference, with the exception of those attendees paying by government purchase order. A credit card or check will be required on site for attendees with balances that have not provided government purchase order or check.


Qualified substitutions will be accepted at any time. Cancellations received after the close of business on Friday, September 20, 2019, will be required to pay a $150 processing fee.

There will be no refunds for cancellation after Friday, October 4, 2019, or for non-attendance at the Institute. If registration fees are not paid prior to the cancellation or no-show, you will be billed.

Cancellations must be received in writing by mail or email at edi@ou.edu. Telephone cancellations are not accepted.

Curtis Hotel, Denver, Colorado


OU EDI will be held at the Curtis Hotel in downtown Denver!

The Curtis is an experience. We’re right across the street from the 16th Street Mall, Denver’s best shopping, entertainment and attractions just steps away. Step inside our doors, and you’ll find cartoons playing in our retro-chic lobby, an impressive art collection with works by local and nationally renowned artists, and a 5 and Dime filled with treats from the past.  At The Curtis, we think there’s always time for a little fun - a game of Candyland in the lobby, martinis in The Corner Office + Martini Bar, or host a stylish soiree with 28,000 square feet of innovative event space (whimsical touches included).  The Curtis features 13 pop-themed floors of guest rooms and suites.  


Curtis Hotel Denver, Colorado


OU EDI room block at the conference facility, Curtis Hotel Downtown Denver.  The room Rate is $180 per night (plus taxes and fees).   We encourage you to book your room via online link below to ensure you receive group rate, though you can also book by calling 1-866-522-1178.   If you call, be sure to specify “OU EDI” or “OU Economic Development Institute” when booking your hotel. 

Curtis Hotel Downtown Denver
1405 Curtis Street
Denver, Colorado 80202
Curtis Hotel: 1-866-522-1178
Hilton Reservations: 1-800-445-8667


  • Four elements vital to earning certification are addressed
  • Learning and understanding the CEcD requirements
  • Planning to meet the requirements
  • Preparing for the exams
  • Taking the exams


Class time is reserved for those activities that are best done in a face-to-face setting, including practice sessions dealing with the short answer exam, the essay exam, and the oral exam.

  • Expect to take exams, write, and talk—and to be graded on your effectiveness
  • At a minimum, participants will experience a practice oral exam, as well as brief mock short-answer and essay exams. The oral exam may be a group demonstration activity.

Contact us at (405) 325-3136 or  edi@ou.edu  if you are interested in hosting a course near you.