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County Elected Officials Certificate Program

About the County Elected Officials Certificate

The County Elected Officials Certificate Program provides important continuing education for elected officials in a wide variety of topics related to county leadership and office operations.

Participants earn this certificate upon completion of the required twenty-one (21) courses for a total of twenty-three and a half (23.5) credits. The program consists of a variety of topics directly related to the skillset elected officials need to perform their duties successfully.

This certification program is 100% online.

$150 Enrollment Fee

A one-time fee paid to enroll in the County Elected Officials Certificate Program. This program is only open to elected or appointed county officials. Participants may enroll using k@te (the CTAS training environment).

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All courses are required for completing this program.

Course Name Credits
Overview of Personnel Issues 1
Overview of Public Meetings & Managing Public Records 1
Preparing for the Budget Season 1
Maintenance of Effort 1
Budget Committee: Working with Elected Officials and Department Heads 1.5
Approving, Submitting, and Managing the Budget 1.5
Letters of Agreement and Mid-year Raises 1
Basic Understanding of Governmental Fund Financial Statements 1
County Government Environment 1.5
Internal Controls and Audits 1
Purchasing and Risk Management 1.5
Cybersecurity for Small and Medium Businesses: Essential Training 1.5
Cybersecurity at Work 1
Cybersecurity Awareness: Building Your Cybersecurity Vocabulary 1
Decision-Making Strategies 1
Leading Yourself 1
Leadership Foundations 1
Unconscious Bias 0.5
Working with Upset Customers 1
Effective Listening 1
Communication Foundations 1.5
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For questions or comments, contact the CTAS CCFO staff:

(615) 532-3555