Government Professionals Certificate Programs

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We offer a variety of training courses to help government professionals become certified in their respective fields.

Government Professionals Certificate Programs:

County Commissioners

We partner with the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG), Georgia's County Association to provide certificate programs for newly elected commissioners and a large range of leader-development programs for incumbent commissioners.

Municipal Elected Officials

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government partners with the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) to provide leadership development programs for newly elected mayors and council members and advanced training programs for municipal officials.

Certified Public Manager

The Certified Public Manager® Program develops your government managers by building self-awareness, promoting collaboration and encouraging process improvement. The program not only offers professional development opportunities for public employees but also develops more productive staff who are better positioned to serve citizens.

Georgia Certified Economic Developer Program

The Georgia Certified Economic Developer (GCED) program, created in partnership with the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA), offers economic development professionals Georgia-specific training on practical topics that can be immediately applied within your community to achieve economic success.

Georgia Clerks Education Institute

The Georgia Clerks Education Institute Certificate Program for city and county clerks is designed to establish minimum standards and professional goals for city and county clerks. The Georgia Clerks Education Institute, which is presented by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, is jointly supported by the Georgia County Clerks Association (GCCA) and the Georgia Municipal Clerks Association (GMCA).

Human Resources

We administer the Certified Human Resource Manager (CHRM) and the Advanced Certification in Human Resource Management (ACHRM) programs. The Georgia Local Government Personnel Association (GLGPA) sponsors the programs.

Code Enforcement Officers

We administer the Georgia Association of Code Enforcement (GACE) Code Enforcement Certificate Program.

Public Works

We administer the Georgia Certificate of Public Works Management (CPWM) program. The program is offered in cooperation with the Georgia Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) and it is part of the Mike Joyner Public Works Education Program.

Superior Court Clerks

We provide certificate program training to the Superior Court Clerks in Georgia. The Clerks have two primary organizations: The Council of Superior Court Clerks in Georgia and the Superior Court Clerks Association of Georgia, Inc.

Certified Government Chief Information Officer

We have partnered with Georgia Government Management Information Sciences (GA GMIS) to offer program certification for qualified professionals through online and in-person classes, independent assignments and a capstone project.

Custom Certificate Development

We can discuss developing a custom certificate program for your organization.