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Approved Activities and Providers for Recertification

Applicants for recertification must complete one or more of the following approved activities from the list below. Approved activities and providers will be reviewed periodically and revised accordingly. NDC welcomes suggestions for additional activities and providers.

NDC Activities

NDC Training
– Complete an NDC training course or courses totaling at least three days (one unit per day)
– Complete an NDC webinar (one-half unit) Note: Attending three  NDC Virtual Academy (formerly known as NDC Washington D.C. Update) webinars qualify for
one-half recertification unit.
– Recertification candidates will receive a 25% tuition discount for all NDC courses

NDC Other
– Complete NDC’s Recertification Survey to describe the impact of your NDC training experience (one-half unit).  Note: The Recertification Survey can only be completed once per recertification term (three years)

Approved Providers’ Activities*

Unless notated, all approved activities must be development and/or financing specific and applicable to development professionals.
– Complete an approved provider’s courses or webinars
– Participate in an approved organization’s annual conference
– Publish an article in an approved industry trade publication

NDC welcomes suggestions for additional activities and providers. To submit a suggested provider, please complete the Recertification Approved Provider Application

List of Approved Providers (includes but not limited to):

  • American Planning Association (APA)
  • Appalachian Regional Commission
  • Arizona Department of Housing
  • Economic Development Association of Minnesota (EDAM) Conferences
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
  • Columbus 2020 and MODE
  • CommunityWorks in West Virginia, Inc.
  • Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA)
  • Dauby, O’Connor & Zaleski, LLC (CPA firm)
  • Georgia Association of Regional Commissions
  • Georgia Economic Developers Association
  • Grounded Solutions Network
  • Housing Assistance Council
  • International Business Incubator Association
  • International Economic Development Council (IEDC)
  • International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
  • Institute of Real Estate Management
  • Kentucky Association for Economic Development
  • Kentucky Housing Corporation
  • Leadership WV/Wyoming County Economic Development Authority
  • Liz Bramlet Consulting, LLC
  • Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Conferences
  • Michigan Economic Developers Association (MEDA)
  • Mid-Atlantic Affordable Housing Management Association
  • Midwest Affordable Housing Management Association (MAHMA)
  • Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
  • Missouri Economic Development Council (MEDC)
  • National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations (NACEDA)
  • National Main Street Center
  • National Association of Development Companies (NADCO)
  • National Association of Development Organizations (NADO)
  • National Association of Housing and Rehabilitation Officials (NAHRO)
  • National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies (NALHFA)
  • National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA)
  • National Leased Housing Association
  • National Rural Economic Developers Association (NREDA)
  • NeighborWorks
  • North Dakota Housing Finance Agency’s (NDHFA’s) Statewide Housing Conference
  • Novogradac
  • Office of the Comptroller of the Currency – Community Development Investments publication
  • Ohio Economic Development Association (OEDA)
  • Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • Opportunity Finance Network
  • Pennsylvania Economic Development Association
  • Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group
  • Professional Developers of Iowa
  • Rural Community Assistance Corporation
  • Rural Local Initiatives Support Corporation (Rural LISC)
  • South Florida Community Development Coalition
  • Supportive Housing Training Center (CSH)
  • Tennessee Gov. Finance Officers Assoc.
  • The Counselor Corner
  • Texas Affiliation of Affordable Housing Providers (TAAHP)
  • Texas Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies (TALHFA)
  • Texas Economic Development Council
  • Urban Land Institute
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/International City/County Management Association
  • U.S. Department of HUD
  • University of Central Arkansas – Community Development Institute
  • University of New Hampshire – Carsey School of Public Policy
  • University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison – James A Graaskamp Center for Real Estate
  • Wisconsin Economic Development Association