Local Training

Local elected officials, administrators, and staff, as well as boards and authorities, can benefit from quality, customized training and development opportunities offered by the Institute at convenient locations around the state and on the University of Georgia campus.

Courses for Municipal and County Clerks

Contact: Susan Maxwell, smaxwell@uga.edu; 706.542.3887

The Georgia Certification Program for City and County Clerks is designed to establish minimum standards and professional goals for city and county clerks. The program seeks to accomplish this by introducing new methods and approaches to enable clerks and finance officers to become more efficient and effective in their jobs; increasing managerial competence of municipal and county clerks to meet new challenges and demands placed on local government; and creating the opportunity for clerks to further their professional development to gain the recognition they deserve.

Target Groups

City Clerks, County Clerks, and other personnel performing city or county clerk duties in local government.

State Mandated Training

State law (O.C.G.A. sections 36-1-24 and 36-45-20) requires anyone hired as of April 1, 1992, holding the title of "clerk" or performing the duties of a municipal/county clerk pursuant to the local charter, ordinance, or code shall attend a 15-hour mandated orientation training. The training consists of a basic overview of job duties and functions required of clerks. Mandated training is offered at the fall and winter training conferences. The 15-hour mandated training counts toward the 100 hours required for full certification.

The Georgia Clerks Education Institute
2016-2017 Training Calendar >>
Clerks Certification Guidelines >>

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