Training Program

Each year, PREA offers a variety of training courses to help directors and employees meet the challenges of leading their cooperatives into the future. Accessing the best practices of cooperatives and the industry, the programs deliver comprehensive training that addresses current and emerging industry and governance issues, while helping participants understand the roles, relationships and responsibilities of their positions.

The Director Certificate Programs are offered in three parts, taken in progression from fundamental to advanced:

1. The Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) Certificate
2. The Board Leadership Certificate (BLC)
3. NEW! Director Gold Program (debuting in January 2016)

The 2016 PREA Training Program consists of:
  • 2 Director Credentialed Cooperative Directors (CCD) Courses
  • 3 Director Leadership Courses
  • 5 Supervisor Courses
To see a list of course options, click on the links below. The courses offered by PREA for 2016 are in italics. Other courses are available through NRECA. To see dates and locations of courses being offered by NRECA, log on to .
All 2016 PREA training courses will be held in State College, Pa. The supervisory and CCD courses will be held at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel while the board leadership courses will be held at The Nittany Lion Inn. Please see the links below for more information.
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PO Box 1266 • Harrisburg, PA 17108
Phone: (717) 233-5704 • Fax: (717) 234-1309 • Email Us:
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