Facebook’s Preferred Developer Consultant (PDC) program is a worldwide program, with about 90 members around the globe. These companies focus on integrating with Facebook Pages, Open Graph, Insights, Ads, and mobile. Most have been building on Facebook Platform since it was launched, and all are adept in understanding Platform policy and development tools. Typically, these companies have a long track record of providing Facebook-centric services to large Fortune 500 businesses or sections of the small and medium business markets before successfully joining the PDC program.

Today, we are announcing the opening of our fall 2011 submission round for joining the program. If you’re interested in applying to join the program, you can learn more here, and the submission form can be found here. Submissions will be open for 1 month, from now until 5pm PST on December 6.

Submissions should be as detailed as possible. Please also note that our strict selection criteria keeps our acceptance rate quite low, so potential applicants without a strong existing portfolio of demonstrated excellence in social app and tool development should wait to apply until their track record is more established.

Also note that the PDC program is beginning to move together with the Ads API program under the umbrella of the Facebook Marketing API Program. Our long-term goal is to support development companies that can provide integrated and holistic Platform, Pages, and Ads solutions to Facebook marketing and business operations.

We look forward to receiving your submissions.