As an NDC-Certified Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP), Housing Development Finance Professional (HDFP) or Rental Housing Development Finance Professional (RHDFP), you are recognized as a leader in your field. Keeping your certification and skills up-to-date will enhance your peer recognition and, most important, your ability to serve your community and your organization.
*Due to the NDC Academy 2017 being moved to the fall, EDFPs, HDFPs and RHDFPs whose NDC Certification was to be renewed by April 1, 2017 now have until December 31, 2017.
In 2014, NDC instituted a recertification requirement designed to maintain your professional certification and augment your development finance skills. Certified EDFPs, HDFPs and RHDFPs are required to recertify every three years. Individuals who complete three units of approved activities (generally, one unit is equivalent to one day) will fulfill NDC’s recertification requirements. In order to maintain your NDC certification in good standing, certified individuals must complete the recertification requirement every three years. Individuals who were certified on or before April 1, 2014, will have three years from this date to meet the recertification requirements. Individuals who are awarded certification after December 31, 2013 must complete the requirements within three years of their certification date. Individuals who were certified before April 1, 2014 and completed eligible recertification activities between January 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014, including the NDC Academy 2013, will be credited for these activities upon completion of a Recertification Application for each activity.
The Recertification Application must be completed and submitted each time you apply for additional credits.
NDC encourages all certified EDFPs, HDFPs and RHDFPs to complete the recertification requirement. In addition to the benefits already mentioned, they will receive a special tuition discount for NDC courses and webinars that fulfill the requirements. Individuals who complete recertification will also receive a certificate that recognizes their accomplishment. NDC will not de-certify individuals who choose not to participate in the program. However, applicants for new jobs often refer potential employers to us for verification of their certification, which in the future, will include reporting on the status of recertification/continuing education.