Voluntary Certification Program for Municipal Officials
To increase municipal officials' basic knowledge of local governance, the League has developed an annual curriculum of core courses and continuing education courses. The core courses, offered at League headquarters, cover municipal basics, such as budget preparation and personnel matters.
Continuing education topics vary and are offered at the annual Convention and at the annual Winter Conference. City and town officials who complete 21 hours of classes in a calendar year (15 hours of core courses and six hours of continuing education) achieve the designation of Certified Municipal Official. To maintain certification, officials must complete six hours of continuing education in subsequent calendar years.
Below are the links for the nine concurrent sessions offered during the 87th Annual Virtual Convention. If you missed a topic of interest, now is the time to get caught up. Please note: No certification credits are earned for the concurrent session.
Response and Recovery of Emergencies and Disasters Meeting Recording: https://bit.ly/3dLgfxu Access Passcode: 3Nm$$9Yr
Securing Municipalities' Networks and Creating Websites for Your City or Town Meeting Recording:https://bit.ly/3hhwoNy Access Passcode: hT&S#3&q
Loss Control Best Practices For Cities And Towns
Meeting Recording:https://bit.ly/3xkvNjJ Access Passcode: k+ifY0hj
Best Practices on How to Attract Businesses and Industries
Meeting Recording: https://bit.ly/3hh6lWL Access Passcode: 9j3#dAXE
Navigating the New Legislation Surrounding the Freedom of Information Act
Meeting Recording: https://bit.ly/2Vew9Kz Access Passcode: mxV0=Eh2
Latest Information on Grants and Other Funding Sources Meeting Recording:https://bit.ly/3yvADdV Access Passcode: +aiN3J4V
How to Effectively Handle Public Relations for Your City or Town
Meeting Recording:https://bit.ly/36ihK2m Access Passcode: n&R2W37=
Registration Policy for AML Voluntary Certification Workshop Attendance
The Arkansas Municipal League’s Voluntary Certification Program is offered to mayors, city administrators, city managers, city directors, council members, city clerks, city recorders and treasurers who are currently in office. Members attend workshops to receive certification credit hours to obtain their certified municipal official certificates.
Candidates running unopposed for one of the above positions may attend certification workshops if space permits. Candidates who do not fit this criteria may not attend certification workshops.
For those city officials who have completed the 21 hours of core curriculum, you must annually obtain 6 hours of continuing education to maintain your certification status. The required 6 hours must be gained by attending the hours of continuing education offered at the Winter Conference, an elective seminar or the Annual Convention.
For more information on the Certification Program, contact Tricia Zello at 501-374-3484 Ext. 285, or email tzello @ arml.org