Planning and Development Regulation

 

SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

PDR Session 1: September 20 - October 1, 2021
PDR Session 2: October 11 - 22, 2021
PDR Session 3: November 8 - 18, 2021
CZO Exam: November 19, 2021

 

PDR Session 1: Development Ordinances (Sept 20-Oct 1)
Addressing the legal framework for planning and development regulations in North Carolina, this course covers statutory authority, constitutional limits, and rules for decision-making such as quasi-judicial procedures. Additionally, this course covers jurisdictional topics such as annexation and extraterritorial jurisdiction as well as comprehensive planning.    

Sept. 20: Advance Work (2-3 hrs of videos and work) 

Sept. 21 - 9:00-12:30: Remote Live Session via Zoom 

Sept. 22: Advance Work 

Sept. 23 - 9:00-12:30: Remote Live Session via Zoom

 

Sept. 27: Advance Work 

Sept. 28 - 9:00-12:30: Remote Live Session via Zoom

SEpt. 29: Advance Work 

Sept. 30 - 9:00-12:30: Remote Live Session via Zoom

Oct. 1 - 9:00-10:00: Knowledge Check 

 

PDR Session 2: Plans, Plats & Permits (Oct 11-22)
Addressing the policies and practices of land development permitting, this course covers permitting authority, site plan and subdivision review, and development standards. Additionally, this course covers development exactions and growth management.  

Oct. 11: Advance Work (2-3 hrs of videos and work) 

Oct 12 - 9:00-12:30: Remote Live Session via Zoom 

Oct. 13: Advance Work 

Oct. 14 - 9:00-12:30: Remote Live Session via Zoom

 

Oct. 18: Advance Work 

Oct. 18 - 9:00-12:30: Remote Live Session via Zoom

Oct. 20: Advance Work 

Oct. 21 - 9:00-12:30: Remote Live Session via Zoom

Oct. 22 - 9:00-10:00: Knowledge Check 

 

PDR Session 3: Land Use Administration and CZO Exam (Nov 8-19)
Addressing the legal and practical considerations of administering development regulations, this course covers inspections and enforcement, interpreting the ordinance, and other duties of the zoning officer. Additionally, this course covers liability, conflicts, and open governance obligations. 

Nov. 8 - 9:00-12:30: Remote Live Session via Zoom 

Nov. 9: Advance Work 

Nov. 10 - 9:00-12:30: Remote Live Session via Zoom

 

Nov. 15 - 9:00-12:30: Remote Live Session via Zoom

Nov. 16: Advance Work 

Nov. 17 - 9:00-12:30: Remote Live Session via Zoom

Nov. 18 - 9:00-1230: Review Session 

Nov. 18 - 9:00-12:30: CZO Exam 

 

Remote Offerings: Each session will be offered remotely with the potential to meet in person for a day or two each session. Space will be available for those who wish to attend in-person and remote attendance will still be avialable on these days for those who wish to attend online. The courses will be a mix of online class time via Zoom videoconference (synchronous class meetings) and prework including videos, reading, and reflection (asynchronous assignments). The class assignments and class meetings will be spread across six weeks. For example, live sessions may be offered Tuesday morning and Thursday morning each week, with students completing relevant videos and assignments in between class sessions.


Pre-Requisites: 
While some experience is helpful for general knowledge of the topics and success in the course, there are no pre-requisites to take the PDR series. 

Connection and equipment needs: Participants will need stable internet connection, access to Zoom (the desktop application is prefered), and video capabilities.  

 

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:  Students who complete all sessions can take the Zoning Official Certification exam at the conclusion. 

CZO Certification: For more information regarding criteria and maintenance for CZO certification, visit NCAZO.org.

CZO Certification Manual-click here

Note: This course encompasses topics from our courses previously known as "Foundations in Development Regulation," "Zoning Practices" and "Zoning Official Certification" including: 

  • Development Ordinances
  • Statutory Authority 
  • Constitutional Limits
  • Quasi-judicial Procedures
  • Annexation and Extraterritorial Jurisdiction 
  • Comprehensive Planning
  • Land Development Permitting
  • Permitting Authority
  • Site Plan and Subdivision Review
  • Development Standards
  • Development Exactions and Growth Management
  • Development Regulations
  • Inspections and Enforcement
  • Interpreting the Ordinance
  • Liability, Conflicts and Open Governance

Planning and Development Regulation Resource Site:

The Site focuses on planning and land use law issues within the state of North Carolina. The resourse website contains links to external resource sites, recent blogs, hot topics, the new Bill List for 2013, a link to sign up for the NCPlan Listserv, publications and course information. Click this link: NC Planning


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You may also wish to sign up for the NCPlan Listserv where you can see related emails and post questions to your peers. Link to sign up: SOG Listservs

  • Online
    September 20 - November 18, 2021
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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 September 12, 2021 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after September 13, 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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    Session Dates are as follows: 

    September 20-23 and 27-20, 2021
    October 11-14 and 18-21, 2021
    November 8-11 and 15-18, 2021

    Remote Offerings: Each session will be offered remotely with the potential to meet in person for a day or two each session. Space will be available for those who wish to attend in-person and remote attendance will still be avialable on these days for those who wish to attend online. The courses will be a mix of online class time via Zoom videoconference (synchronous class meetings) and prework including videos, reading, and reflection (asynchronous assignments). The class assignments and class meetings will be spread across six weeks. For example, live sessions may be offered Tuesday morning and Thursday morning each week, with students completing relevant videos and assignments in between class sessions.

     

     

    $1,255.00
    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.

2021 Fee: $1255

Please take the questionnaire below to see if you qualify for any scholarships. Please note that some deadlines for scholarships may fall outside of the registration dates of this course. 

 

 
 

 

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Session Agendas:

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SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

PDR Session 1: September 20 - October 1, 2021
PDR Session 2: October 11 - 22, 2021
PDR Session 3: November 8 - 18, 2021
CZO Exam: November 19, 2021

 

PDR Session 1: Development Ordinances (Sept 20-Oct 1)
Addressing the legal framework for planning and development regulations in North Carolina, this course covers statutory authority, constitutional limits, and rules for decision-making such as quasi-judicial procedures. Additionally, this course covers jurisdictional topics such as annexation and extraterritorial jurisdiction as well as comprehensive planning.    

Sept. 20: Advance Work (2-3 hrs of videos and work) 

Sept. 21 - 9:00-12:30: Remote Live Session via Zoom 

Sept. 22: Advance Work 

Sept. 23 - 9:00-12:30: Remote Live Session via Zoom

 

Sept. 27: Advance Work 

Sept. 28 - 9:00-12:30: Remote Live Session via Zoom

SEpt. 29: Advance Work 

Sept. 30 - 9:00-12:30: Remote Live Session via Zoom

Oct. 1 - 9:00-10:00: Knowledge Check 

 

PDR Session 2: Plans, Plats & Permits (Oct 11-22)
Addressing the policies and practices of land development permitting, this course covers permitting authority, site plan and subdivision review, and development standards. Additionally, this course covers development exactions and growth management.  

Oct. 11: Advance Work (2-3 hrs of videos and work) 

Oct 12 - 9:00-12:30: Remote Live Session via Zoom 

Oct. 13: Advance Work 

Oct. 14 - 9:00-12:30: Remote Live Session via Zoom

 

Oct. 18: Advance Work 

Oct. 18 - 9:00-12:30: Remote Live Session via Zoom

Oct. 20: Advance Work 

Oct. 21 - 9:00-12:30: Remote Live Session via Zoom

Oct. 22 - 9:00-10:00: Knowledge Check 

 

PDR Session 3: Land Use Administration and CZO Exam (Nov 8-19)
Addressing the legal and practical considerations of administering development regulations, this course covers inspections and enforcement, interpreting the ordinance, and other duties of the zoning officer. Additionally, this course covers liability, conflicts, and open governance obligations. 

Nov. 8 - 9:00-12:30: Remote Live Session via Zoom 

Nov. 9: Advance Work 

Nov. 10 - 9:00-12:30: Remote Live Session via Zoom

 

Nov. 15 - 9:00-12:30: Remote Live Session via Zoom

Nov. 16: Advance Work 

Nov. 17 - 9:00-12:30: Remote Live Session via Zoom

Nov. 18 - 9:00-1230: Review Session 

Nov. 18 - 9:00-12:30: CZO Exam 

For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

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

Alycia Inserra

Programs Director
919.843.7736
Associate Professor of Public Law and Government
Assistant Professor, Public Law and Government