August 24, 2023


💡FRED Data Practitioner Badge: Your Fast Track to CERP

Excellence in Economic Research

We are happy to announce that the FRED® data practitioner badge now qualifies as three points towards earning your CERP (certified economic research professional) designation from C2ER!

This digital badge program focuses on seven foundational FRED® data skills and uses live data from FRED® to provide opportunities for hands-on practice and learning. Earning your CERP will enhance your career, and going through the FRED® program will give a deep understanding of FRED® economic data.

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