Become a CLED
Certified Louisiana Economic Developer
This certification path is designed for Economic Development professionals new to the discipline, Chamber of Commerce staff, elected officials, and local civic leaders interested in learning more about the field of economic development. This program is taught in Southeast Louisiana by nationally recognized economic development experts with content tailored specifically to the state of Louisiana. On average, it takes a minimum of 2 years to complete the certification. Only two IEDC courses can be accepted toward Louisiana CLED certification.
We created the program to help local communities achieve their goals. Perhaps certification is more than you need? Some of the core classes are very popular and can be taken as a stand alone resource to help you learn best practices in a certain area. Only two IEDC courses can be accepted toward Louisiana CLED certification. You will receive a certificate of completion, and we will maintain record of your achievement should you decide to pursue certification at a later date.