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.

Addtional Date for class:

  • August TBD
  • October TBD
Tuition is $2600.

2021 Hotel Information:  TBD

 

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 15 - 19, 2021
    May 17 - 21, 2021
    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)
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    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before February 07, 2021 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after February 08, 2021, 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.
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    •  August TBD
    •  October TBD

     

     

     

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    $2,600.00
    Registration and payment for this course grants access for a single attendee. In order to register a group of attendees, please register each person individually. If you have questions, please contact our registration office at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919.966.4414.
    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