“I completed the IEDC certification process in Las Vegas this week. I wanted to let you know what an impact OU EDI has had on me and my career. I was nervous to take the CEcD class. Now I can’t imagine trying to complete the certification process without it. The instructors guidance and mentorship was invaluable and they offered continual help and encouragement after the class had ended. As a proud OU EDI graduate I wanted to let you know how outstanding the program and instructors were.”

Dennis Fraise, Chief Operating Officer – Lee County (IA) Economic Development Group

“The CEcD Exam Prep Course should be a mandatory experience for anyone seeking certification. It helped me develop a preparation strategy, practice essay writing, and gain invaluable insight from those with experience in scoring the exam. This was a great investment to prepare myself for exam success!”

Nick Glew, President – Marlon Economic Development Corporation

“The CEcD Exam Prep Course was EXCELLENT! The instructors are passionate about helping economic developers become certified and are extremely knowledgeable!  From writing exercises to mock interviews, the course is in-depth and hands-on.  I can’t imagine sitting for the exam without taking the course!”

Jennifer Prochazka, Economic Development Manager – City of College Station, Texas

“Having participated in the OU EDI Exam Prep Course, I now have the tools and higher level of confidence in taking the CEcD examination. The class provided me with a roadmap for success as I continue my journey in economic development.”

Will Coppage, Project Manager – Washington County Economic Alliance 

“I’m writing to pass along the positive experience I had in the CEcD Prep Course before OU EDI. I took it in November 2017 in Fort Lauderdale with Mary Ann and Derieth. I enjoyed their class and tips in general, but I really feel it helped aid me in passing the CEcD exam the first time I took it! I would encourage you all to continue hosting this prep course for others to benefit.”

Jennifer Conoley, CEcD, Senior Economic Development Representative -- Gulf Power