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WEDG Professionals

WEDG® Professionals are changing the way waterfronts are designed to address the challenges and complexities of climate change. By earning your WEDG Associate credential, you develop a competitive, dynamic skillset and join a growing national network of climate leaders who are shaping our coastlines for generations to come.

Why become a WEDG Professional?

WEDG® is the gold standard for resilient, accessible, and sustainable waterfronts. The WEDG project verification process demonstrates excellence in design and meets the highest standard for risk reduction to sea level rise and flooding. It is also a framework for preparing more successful permit applications, reducing costs associated with climate change and waterfront maintenance, as well as garnering community support throughout the process. The WEDG credential prepares professionals to evaluate waterfront design and plans through this framework, as well as join a growing national network of resilient design and risk management experts.

WEDG Professionals Fact Sheet

Who are WEDG Professionals?

Professionals in architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, urban planning, real estate, maritime industries, community development, risk and financial services are all great candidates for the WEDG Associate credential. Our growing national network includes students and early professionals, as well as executive-level leaders.

Connect with other WEDG Associates on LinkedIn.

How do I earn a WEDG Associate credential?

In 2021, we are offering a live virtual version of the WEDG Professionals course on June 9-10th. The course is a prerequisite for the credentialing exam. Those who achieve a 70% or higher on the exam will earn a WEDG Associate credential. For groups registering 3 or more participants, use discount code Group2021Discount at checkout. Please note that group tickets much be purchased in one order for this discount to apply.

Register today!

Please see agenda for the WEDG Professionals Course June 9-10 here.

2021 Course Agenda


How do I promote my WEDG Associate credential?

Connect with other resilient design leaders and promote your expertise in WEDG best practices and project verification.

WEDG Associate Guide