Clerks' Certification Institute

The Clerks Certification Institute (CCI), which runs for 20 days over a year, provides instruction in subjects involving the core responsibilities of municipal and county clerks. The topics covered include the open meetings law, the public records law, ordinance authority and adoption, local government board procedures, agenda preparation, meeting minutes, public notices, oaths of office, quasi-judicial proceedings, and many others. Successful completion of the CCI satisfies the education requirements specified by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks for designation as a Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC). It also satisfies the education requirements for designation by the NC Association of Municipal Clerks as an NC Certified Municipal Clerk (NCCMC) and for designation by the NC Association of County Clerks as an NC Certified County Clerk (NCCCC). Enrollment is open to municipal and county clerks, deputy clerks, and assistant clerks, as well as to those with equivalent responsibilities in regional government entities.

Tentative 2020 dates:

May 11-15, 2020
August 31-Sept. 4, 2020
Oct. 19-23, 2020

Tuition is $2600.

2020 Hotel Information:

We strongly recommend that you book all the rooms available below as it is easier to cancel a room than reserve one at the special rate.
Hyatt Place Durham Southpoint ($111.)

7840 NC Hwy 751 Durham, NC 27713
919.688.7800 option “0” to speak with our in-house reservations team
Group Code: G-CCKS
Book your room: Clerks Certification Course February '20 (UNC SOG)
Book by Monday, January 20th, 2020
Breakfast, Wi-Fi, Parking, Shuttle to Southpoint Mall – All complimentary!


Fairfield Inn & Suites Durham Southpoint ($84.)
7807 Leonardo Dr.
Durham, NC 27713
919.806.8200 to speak with our in-house reservations team
Group Code: CLK
Book your room: Clerks Certification Course February '20 (UNC SOG)
Book by Monday, January 20th, 2020
Breakfast, Wi-Fi, Parking, Shuttle to Southpoint Mall – All complimentary!


Holiday Inn Express – 2020 Clerks Certification ($94)
A block of rooms has been set up at the newly renovated Holiday Inn Express Chapel Hill with a rate of $94.00. The rate includes a full deluxe hot breakfast and Wi-Fi. To reserve a room online please click the link 2020 Clerks Certification To reserve a room by phone call the hotel at 919-489-7555 and provide the name Group Code "CCC”. To receive the discounted rate reservations must be made no later than January 15,2020.


Hampton Inn & Suites Chapel Hill- 2020 Clerks Certification ($104)
A block of rooms has been set up at the Hampton Inn & Suites Chapel Hill with a rate of $104.00.
The rate includes a full deluxe hot breakfast and Wi-Fi. To reserve a room online visit chapelhillsuites.hamptoninn.com and use Group Code “2CC” To reserve a room by phone call the hotel at 919-403-8700, press 0 and provide the Group Name “Clerks Certification”
To receive the discounted rate reservations must be made no later than January 15, 2020.

Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply toward tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are four deadlines to submit applications:

  • March 1 (for courses starting between April 1 and June 30)
  • June 1 (for courses starting between July 1 and September 30)
  • September 1 (for courses starting between October 1 and December 31)
  • December 1 (for courses starting between January 1 and March 31)

Additional information

Certification Details:

To receive the CMC, NCCCC, or NCCMC designation, participants must meet specific criteria established by IIMC, the NC Association of County Clerks, the Boards of County Commissioners, or the NC Association of Municipal Clerks, respectively.

Other students may be enrolled at the course director’s discretion if space permits.

Teaching methods include lecture, case studies, group work, and out-of-class assignments. A passing score on all examinations, successful completion of all homework assignments, and fulfillment of all attendance requirements outlined in the Attendance Policy are required for successful completion of the Certification Institute.

Completion of Certification Institute fulfills the education requirement for designation as a CMC by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks as well as a major part of the requirements for designation as an NCCCC or NCCMC by the respective state clerks association.

A passing score on all examinations, successful completion of all homework assignments, and fulfillment of all attendance requirements outlined in the Attendance Policy are required for successful completion of the Certification Institute.

 

Completion of Certification Institute fulfills the education requirement for designation as a CMC by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks and a major part of the requirements for designation as an NCCCC or NCCMC by the respective state assoc.
  • Chapel Hill, NC
    February 10 - 14, 2020
    May 11 - 15, 2020
    August 31 - September 4, 2020
    October 19 - 23, 2020
    CB#3330
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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    Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply toward tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are four deadlines to submit applications:

    • March 1 (for courses starting between April 1 and June 30)
    • June 1 (for courses starting between July 1 and September 30)
    • September 1 (for courses starting between October 1 and December 31)
    • December 1 (for courses starting between January 1 and March 31)
    View Cancellation Policy
    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before February 02, 2020 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after February 03, 2020, but you will receive a transferrable credit to be used within 12 months. Click here to view the School’s full cancellation and refund policy.
    View Hotel Information

    Hyatt Place Durham Southpoint ($111.)

    7840 NC Hwy 751 Durham, NC 27713

    919.688.7800 option “0” to speak with our in-house reservations team

    Group Code: G-CCKS

    Book your room: Clerks Certification Course February '20 (UNC SOG)

    Book by Monday, January 20th, 2020

    Breakfast, Wi-Fi, Parking, Shuttle to Southpoint Mall – All complimentary!

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    Fairfield Inn & Suites Durham Southpoint ($84.)

    7807 Leonardo Dr.

    Durham, NC 27713

    919.806.8200 to speak with our in-house reservations team

    Group Code: CLK

    Book your room: Clerks Certification Course February '20 (UNC SOG)

    Book by Monday, January 20th, 2020

    • Breakfast, Wi-Fi, Parking, Shuttle to Southpoint Mall – All complimentary!

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    Holiday Inn Express – 2020 Clerks Certification ($94)

    A block of rooms has been set up at the newly renovated Holiday Inn Express Chapel Hill with a rate of $94.00. The rate includes a full deluxe hot breakfast and Wi-Fi. To reserve a room online please click the link 2020 Clerks Certification To reserve a room by phone call the hotel at 919-489-7555 and provide the name Group Code "CCC”. To receive the discounted rate reservations must be made no later than January 15,2020.

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    Hampton Inn & Suites Chapel Hill- 2020 Clerks Certification ($104)

    A block of rooms has been set up at the Hampton Inn & Suites Chapel Hill with a rate of $104.00.

    The rate includes a full deluxe hot breakfast and Wi-Fi. To reserve a room online visit chapelhillsuites.hamptoninn.com and use Group Code “2CC” To reserve a room by phone call the hotel at 919-403-8700, press 0 and provide the Group Name “Clerks Certification”

    To receive the discounted rate reservations must be made no later than January 15, 2020.

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    May Hotel Info:

    May 11-15, 2020 (84.)

    Book your room: Clerks Certification Course May '20 (UNC SOG)

    Fairfield Inn & Suites Durham Southpoint

    7807 Leonardo Dr., Durham, NC 27713

    919.806.8200 to speak with our in-house reservations team

    Group Code: CCM

    Book by Monday, April 20th, 2020

    Breakfast, Wi-Fi, Parking, Shuttle to Southpoint Mall – All complimentary!

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    Book your room: Clerks Certification Course May '20 (UNC SOG)

    Hyatt Place Durham Southpoint  ($111.)

    7840 NC Hwy 751, Durham, NC 27713

    919.688.7800 option “0” to speak with our in-house reservations team

    Group Code: G-CMMC

    Book by Monday, April 20th, 2020

    Breakfast, Wi-Fi, Parking, Shuttle to Southpoint Mall – All complimentary!
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    August Hotel Info  

    Holiday Inn Express – $89.00

    Clerk’s Certification August 2020

    A block of rooms has been set up at the newly renovated Holiday Inn Express Chapel Hill with a rate of $89.00. The rate includes a full deluxe hot breakfast and Wi-Fi. To reserve a room online please click the link Clerks Certification August 2020    To reserve a room by phone call the hotel at 919-489-7555 and provide the name Group Code "CC3”. To receive the discounted rate reservations must be made no later than August 16, 2020.

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    October Hotel Info

    Holiday Inn Express – Clerk’s Certification October 2020 ($89.00)

    A block of rooms has been set up at the newly renovated Holiday Inn Express Chapel Hill with a rate of $89.00. The rate includes a full deluxe hot breakfast and Wi-Fi. To reserve a room online please click the link Clerks Certification October 2020    To reserve a room by phone call the hotel at 919-489-7555 and provide the name Group Code "CC4”. To receive the discounted rate reservations must be made no later than October 4, 2020.

     

     

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    If you are a returning customer, please note that we have a new course registration system that we hope will be easier for you to use. If you encounter any registration issues, please explore our list of frequently asked questions or contact us at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919.966.4414.
For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar, Registration and Client Services Group
919.966.4414
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Carla Stowe

Program Manager, Local and State Government Group
919.843.8176
Associate Professor of Public Law and Government