Business Retention and Expansion International offers two professional certifications for its members, the BRE Coordinator and the BRE Professional.

These Business Retention and Expansion certifications are the mark of a BRE professional and certify that one has the knowledge and experience to lead economic development activities in his or her community.

BRE Coordinator (BREC)

The entry level certification is BRE Project Coordinator (BREC). It is obtained through the successful completion of the BRE Fundamentals course. This certification is good for a period of three years with continued membership. A member may be recertified at this level

BRE Coordinator Renewal

BRE Professional (BREP)

BREI offers an advanced certification level of Business Retention and Expansion Professional (BREP). It is awarded to members completing a set of education requirements, participates in a BRE program and actively participates in the organization.

BREP Certification Form

BREP Recertification Form

Ready to Submit an Application?

The BRE certifications require completion of coursework and experience.  Details of the certification requirements are located in the certification forms above.

Ready to submit?  E-mail your completed application to brei@brei.org.

Once approved, you will receive a direct link for payment of the applicable application fee.  All certifications are valid for three years.