Are You Interested in Earning Your SCCED?

SCEDA leadership is beginning to plan for the next Advanced Symposium. We are currently trying to gather interest in earning the SCCED Certification through the Advanced Symposium.

If you are interested, please click here and complete the survey.

The Advanced Symposium is an advanced level course for professional economic development practitioners. The Symposium provides attendees with an interactive learning environment taught by highly qualified professionals that include local practitioners, economic development experts, consultants, and private industry representatives. Successful completion of The Symposium will earn attendees the “SC Certified Economic Developer” (SCCED) certification.

Pre-qualifying requirements include:

  • Current SCEDA member,
  • A majority of daily job responsibilities committed to economic development activities, and
  • A minimum of:
    • five (5) years of experience in economic development
    • four (4) years experience and completion of SCEDI/BEDC*
    • a minimum of three (3) year of experience in economic development with certificate from EDI* – or
    • a university degree in economic development.
      *Completion within the past five (5) years.