Clerks' Certification Institute

The Clerks Certification Institute which runs for 20 days over a year (CCI) 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 a NC Certified Municipal Clerk (NCCMC) and for designation by the NC Association of County Clerks as a 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.

 

 Tuition is $2600.
 

2019 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.

Holiday Inn Express - Clerks Certification Course Feb.2019
A block of rooms has been set up at the Holiday Inn Express Chapel Hill with a rate of $84. The rate includes a full deluxe hot breakfast and Wi-Fi. To reserve a room online click the link Clerks Certification Course. To reserve a room by phone call the hotel at
919 489 755 and provide the name "Clerks Certification". In order to receive the discounted rate reservations must be made no later than January 22, 2019.

Hampton Inn & Suites - Clerks Certification Course Feb.2019

A block of rooms has been set up at the Hampton Inn & Suites Chapel Hill with a rate of $84. The rate includes a full deluxe hot breakfast and Wi-Fi. To reserve a room online visit chapelhillsuites.hamptoninn.com and use Group Code C19. To reserve a room by phone call the hotel at 919 403 8700, press 0 and provide the name "Clerks Certification". In order to receive the discounted rate reservations must be made no later than January 22, 2019.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Durham Southpoint $80/per night

At the Fairfield Inn & Suites Durham/Southpoint the group rate includes high speed Wi-Fi, a daily Hot Breakfast Buffet, and onsite parking. The hotel is complete with an onsite lounge and bar that is open until 10:00pm, indoor pool, and extensive fitness center. Its location is within walking distance to the area's renowned Streets at Southpoint with shopping/dining and a shuttle that is available until 9:00pm (M-F) and until 6:00pm (Sat.-Sun.)

UNC SOG: Clerks Certification Course February 2019

Start date: 2/10/19
End date: 2/15/19
Last day to book: 1/21/19

Book your group rate for UNC SOG: Clerks Certification Course February '19

Fairfield Inn & Suites Durham Southpoint $80/per night

At the Fairfield Inn & Suites Durham/Southpoint the group rate includes high speed Wi-Fi, a daily Hot Breakfast Buffet, and onsite parking. The hotel is complete with an onsite lounge and bar that is open until 10:00pm, indoor pool, and extensive fitness center. Its location is within walking distance to the area's renowned Streets at Southpoint with shopping/dining and a shuttle that is available until 9:00pm (M-F) and until 6:00pm (Sat.-Sun.)

February  HYATT PLACE CHAPEL HILL/SOUTHERN VILLAGE:

Call In Reservations:  Call 919-929-9511 and request the “2019 Clerks Certification February” group rate of $75/night, valid for the dates of February 10-15, 2019.

Website: To book direct guests can also visit https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/north-carolina/hyatt-place-chapel-hill-southern-village/rduzc?corp_id=G-CLRF.  The Corporate/Group Code is: G-CLRF

Last Day for Reservations:  I’ve set the cutoff date to make reservations as January 25, 2019. 

UNC SOG: Clerks Certification Course May '19

Fairfield Inn and Suites (Southpoint)

Start date: 5/5/19
End date: 5/10/19
Last day to book: 4/15/19

Book your group rate for UNC SOG: Clerks Certification Course May '19

Holiday Inn Express - Clerks Certification Course May 2019

A block of rooms has been set up at the Holiday Inn Express Chapel Hill with a rate of $84. The rate includes a full deluxe hot breakfast and Wi-Fi. To reserve a room online click the link Clerks Certification Course. To reserve a room by phone call the hotel at 919-489-7555 and provide the name "Clerks Certification". In order to receive the discounted rate reservations must be made no later than April 15, 2019.

Hampton Inn & Suites - Clerks Certification Course May 2019

A block of rooms has been set up at the Hampton Inn & Suites Chapel Hill with a rate of $84. The rate includes a full deluxe hot breakfast and Wi-Fi. To reserve a room online visit chapelhillsuites.hamptoninn.com and use Group Code M19. To reserve a room by phone call the hotel at 919-403-8700, press 0 and provide the name "Clerks Certification". In order to receive the discounted rate reservations must be made no later than April 15, 2019.

May: HYATT PLACE CHAPEL HILL/SOUTHERN VILLAGE:

Call In Reservations:  Call 919-929-9511 and request the “2019 Clerks Certification May” group rate of $99/night, valid for the dates of May 5-10, 2019.

Website: To book direct guests can also visit https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/north-carolina/hyatt-place-chapel-hill-southern-village/rduzc?corp_id=G-CLRM.  The Corporate/Group Code is: G-CLRM

Last Day for Reservations:  I’ve set the cutoff date to make reservations as January 25, 2019. 

**Please communicate this as the deadline to your guests, as they will not be able to make reservations after this date in the group block.

The Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply towards tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are five deadlines to submit applications: March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1.

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 11 - 15, 2019
    May 6 - 10, 2019
    August 26 - 30, 2019
    October 21 - 25, 2019
    CB#3330
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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    The Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply towards tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are five deadlines to submit applications: March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1.
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    The 2018 Class if Full:  Click here if you would like to be placed on a waitlist.

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    February 12-16

    May 14-18

    Tentative dates for August 27-31 and October 22-26, 2018.

     

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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
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Carla Stowe

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