Registration Information


CDI 2023 will be hosted July 31 – August 4, 2023 on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. Participants for CDI 2022, please check your email for 2023 registration details specific to you.

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 CDI graduates.

You must attend all sessions of CDI to get credit. Any absences during the week of CDI must be approved by the Director on a case-by-case basis.

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

CDI Scholarships:

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


CDI sessions will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, July 31st and will end on Friday, August 4th at 11:00 AM.  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 15, 2022
Regular $600 July 1, 2023
Late $650 July 24, 2023
UCA Rate (available for any UCA student, staff, or faculty member) $300 (does not include tuition fees for 1 credit hour)

Please contact CDI staff at for more information.


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

Final payments are requested by Thursday, July 8, 2023, unless prior arrangements are made. 

Registration will close end of day Monday, July 24, 2023.

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

Cancellation/Refund Policy: 

If you cancel before July 8, 2023 you will receive a full refund to CDI 2023. Cancellations between July 9 and July 24, 2023 will only receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be offered after July 24, 2023 except in cases of sickness or emergency. If you have any questions, please call 501-450-3118.


Lodging information for CDI 2023 TBA.

PCED Test:

The next PCED exams will be held October 13, 2022 and March 14, 2023. Both exam times are from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Both exams will also be held on UCA’s campus in Brewer Hegeman Conference Center Room 112.