Expanding on their successful Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course, the University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services has announced the Tennessee Certified Economic Developer (TCED) Program. This new state-wide certification program provides high quality training, continuing education and professional development opportunities to Tennessee’s economic and community development practitioners and community leaders. The TCED program is tailored to give participants a broad based knowledge of economic opportunities and trends, core components, and tools required to compete in today’s global economy, with a focus on economic development in Tennessee. Upon completion of the TCED course curricula and certification requirements, participants are awarded the Tennessee Certified Economic Developer certification, indicating that they have developed core competency in the principles and practices of economic development in Tennessee.
The TCED program offers a series of economic development courses in locations across the state. The Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course (TBEDC), an International Economic Development Council (IEDC) certified 24 hour course, is considered the anchor course for the certification program; however, it is not a prerequisite to other course offerings. Other course requirements include six specific non-IEDC subject matter core courses (10-hour courses) and an elective course.
Source: University of Tennessee CIS