Applications for the 2024-25 program are now open. The application deadline is July 31, 2024 at 5pm.

The CIO Certification Program is a 10-month course that lays the foundation for assessing and addressing some of the most critical issues facing IT leadership in K-12, local and state government. The purpose of this program is to equip leaders with the requisite tools to manage and improve their organizational technology assets. Participants will address major topics including IT governance, project management, and risk assessment and management. Each broad topic will incorporate specific local government issues and draw on participant experience to provide both theoretical and practical applied knowledge to the challenges. Case studies, exercises, and guest speakers will be included. The cost of the CGCIO program is $4,500. The program meets for two consecutive days each month online via Zoom beginning in August and ending in June with graduation.


The 2024-25 program dates are:

  • Session 1: 8/27-28, 2024
  • Session 2: 9/24-25, 2024
  • Session 3: 10/15-16, 2024
  • Session 4: 11/19-20, 2024
  • Session 5: 12/10-11, 2024
  • Session 6: 1/14-15, 2025
  • Session 7: 2/25-26, 2025
  • Session 8: 3/18-19, 2025
  • Session 9: 4/15-16, 2025
  • Session 10: 6/17-18, 2025
  • Online
    August 27 - June 18, 2025
    View Cancellation Policy
    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before August 19, 2024 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after August 20, 2024, 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.
    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.

This class requires that tuition be paid in full prior to the first class. The cost of this course is $4000 for TAGITM members and $4500 for non TAGITM members.

This course along with any materials are offered on-line.

All course materials and other logistical details are provided in Canvas, a learning management system. Please click the link below for detailed instructions on setting up your Canvas account. If you've already set up an account for this or another School of Government course, click HERE to log in to Canvas. Click HERE for Canvas Instructions.

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

Dale Zuckert

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

Clare Kilmartin

Program Manager, Law and Finance Group
Shannon Tufts
Professor of Public Administration and Government; Director, Center for Public Technology