CEDE Certification Course

8-10 November 2021 | Berlin

What is the Certified Emergency Department Executive (CEDE) Course?

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Leaders have many responsibilities in an ED. One of them is to provide solutions to problems, both big and small. Often, this must occur rapidly with limited information but with assessment of whatever data is readily available. Many times it will involve teams and may involve making a presentation to hospital leaders, or other interested parties to make the case for your solutions.

Started in 2014, the three-day Certified Emergency Department Executive (CEDE) Certification Course is designed to prepare participants to face the problems that arise in running an emergency department. This interactive course gives participants the opportunity to experience the pressure of coming up with solutions in a time-sensitive environment. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive the Certified Emergency Department Executive Certification and join the elite group of emergency department leaders worldwide who are working toward an agreed-upon standard of excellence. 

How is the Course Organized?

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Course participants work in groups and interact with a specific case study. Each case study outlines a specific problem – the team’s task is to come up with a realistic solution. Case study topics include risk management, staffing, quality, overcrowding, and triage. 

The course culminates with a professional presentation where each group will formally present their solution to the problem posed in front of a board of senior IEDLI faculty members. Everyone in the group will be expected to speak for at least 5 minutes during the presentation (25-30 minutes total), and presenters may use notes, slides, and any other visual means of sharing information and communicating their messages. 

Morning didactic sessions will aid in the completion of student presentations, with afternoons dedicated to group work. Each group will be assigned a mentor, a senior IEDLI faculty member, who will guide groups as they work on their presentations. 

“This course has raised the bar for all other CME. Very well-organized. I never felt for a minute that my time was being wasted.”

Who Should Participate?

The CEDE Certification Course is the final step in CEDE Certification and is available only to those who have attended the IEDLI Leadership Essentials Course and have passed the CEDE written exam. If you would like to take the Certification Course to become CEDE certified and have taken the IEDLI Leadership Essentials Course but not the CEDE exam, you will have the opportunity to take the exam.

Course Details

In addition to interacting with others within the classroom, CEDE Certification Course students have the opportunity to network at social events during the course. Social events are included in the course registration fee and include a Monday night welcome reception, and the Wednesday night gala dinner. For more information about IEDLI 2021’s social events, please visit the events page

The CEDE Certification Course will run concurrently with the Leadership Essential Course in a separate classroom. All social events, including lunches and the social dinner, will be held jointly.

For course fees and other information, please visit the registration page.