Georgia Downtown Association

Georgia Downtown Association

    
    

Georgia Downtown Development Professional Certification 


The test date for 2021 will be June 4, 2021

The Georgia Downtown Association's professional development program is designed to elevate the practice of community and economic development in downtown districts thereby providing a higher level of service and improving the quality of life for all of Georgia's communities and citizens.

Benefits
  • Provides a system of progressive, structured improvement in professional practice and receive peer recognition for distinct levels of achievement.
  • Provides evidence of the employee's professional growth.
  • Increased level of expertise that a successful, long-term professional brings to the dynamic challenges of downtown development.

Level 1: Georgia Downtown Development Professional
Demonstrate a thorough working knowledge in the professional practice of downtown development in Georgia, generally attainable within 2 to 3 years of on-the-job experience.

Level 2: Senior Georgia Downtown Development Professional
Demonstrate a proficiency in the application of critical knowledge, skills and tools in the professional practice of downtown development in Georgia. Minimum of 5 years experience is required.

Level 3: Master Georgia Downtown Development Professional 
Demonstrate mastery in the professional practice of downtown development in Georgia and significant contributions to the profession. Minimum of 10 years experience required.

What is the Cost?
Level 1 - $100
Level 2 - $200
Level 3 - $300

APPLY

To apply to be a Georgia Downtown Development Professional, download the application today!  The application deadline is April 16, 2021 and the test date is June 4, 2021.  To view a list of those who are GDDP certified, click here.