The Georgia Clerks Education Institute Certificate Program for city and county clerks is designed to establish minimum standards and professional goals for city and county clerks. The Georgia Clerks Education Institute, which is presented by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, is jointly supported by the Georgia County Clerks Association (GCCA) and the Georgia Municipal Clerks Association (GMCA). View the GCCA webpage or view the GMCA webpage.
The Georgia Clerks Education Institute Certificate Program offers the following:
state mandated training for clerks
Masters Education Graduate Seminar (MEGS)
The Georgia Clerks Education Institute Certificate Program
introduces new methods and approaches to enable clerks and finance officers to become more efficient and effective in their jobs
increases managerial competence of municipal and county clerks to meet new challenges and demands placed on local government
creates the opportunity for clerks to further their professional development to gain the recognition they deserve
other personnel performing city or county clerk duties in local government
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. The 15-hour mandated training counts toward the 101 hours required for full certification. Mandated training is offered at the fall and spring Georgia Clerks Education Institute conferences.