Registration Information

To register for CDI 2019 please go here:

CDI 2018 will be hosted July 29 – August 2, 2019 on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas.

Registration is open until July 15th, after this date you will need to contact us to see if any spots are still available.

For questions please contact Shelby Fiegel at (501) 450-5269 or at

Enrollment in each of the three concurrent sessions of the three-year program is limited. Prospective participants are encouraged to register as early as possible.  Attendees receive 3.5 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) for each year’s attendance.

Please note that participants must move through the program sequentially. To attend Year 2, attendees must have attended Year 1, and to attend Year 3, attendees must have attended both Years 1 and 2. To attend the Advanced Year, participants must be a CDI graduate.

CDI Scholarships:

To view information about or to apply for a scholarship, see Scholarships.


CDI sessions will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 29th and will end at 12:00 pm, Friday, August 2, 2019.  A required special event is planned for Monday evening. Only participants who attend all sessions will receive credit for the Institute.


CDI sessions are held at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas, located at 201 Donaghey Avenue, Conway, Arkansas, 72035.


Registration Type Rate Deadline
Early-bird $550 December 14, 2018
Regular $600 June 14, 2019
Late $650 After June 14, 2019
UCA Rate (available for any UCA student, staff, or faculty member) $300 (does not include charge for 1 credit hour)

Please contact CDI staff at for discount code.


Cost for attending the Institute covers the entire week of institute sessions, materials, refreshments, and special events.

Final payments are requested by July 13, 2019, unless prior arrangements are made. 

Full refunds will be issued for cancellations received on or before July 1, 2019.  Cancellations made after this date will be charged 50% of the registration fee.

All registration fees can be paid by check, credit card (VISA, Mastercard, or Discover), or cash.

Send payments to:
UCA- Outreach & Community Engagement
Attn:  CDI Central
201 Donaghey Avenue, BHCC 102
Conway, Arkansas 72035


Follow this link or call (501) 329-1444 to reserve your CDI room at the Hilton Garden Inn.

PCED Test:

The Professional Community and Economic Developer (PCED) test will be offered Friday afternoon following the closing ceremonies.  Testing fee is $225, with checks payable on-site to the Community Development Council.  Advance authorization and pre-registration for the test are required 45 days in advance. Pre-register to take the PCED exam at The PCED is optional and is not required for CDI attendance.

The next PCED exam will be held on March 6, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in the Brewer Hegeman Conference Center at UCA. The test lasts approximately two hours.

The deadline to submit applications is 45 days before the exam. Therefore, applications for the March exam need to be submitted on or before January 18, 2019.