Georgia Clerks Education Institute

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


The Georgia Clerks Education Institute Certificate Program offers:

The Georgia Clerks Education Institute Certificate Program:

  • introduces new methods and approaches to enable clerks and finance officers to become more efficient and effective in their jobs,
  • increases managerial competence of municipal and county clerks to meet new challenges and demands placed on local government, and
  • creates the opportunity for clerks to further their professional development to gain the recognition they deserve. 

Who We Serve

  • City clerks
  • County clerks
  • other personnel performing city or county clerk duties in local government 


State Mandated Training

State law (O.C.G.A. sections 36-1-24 and 36-45-20) requires anyone hired as of April 1, 1992, holding the title of "clerk" or performing the duties of a municipal/county clerk pursuant to the local charter, ordinance, or code shall attend a 15-hour mandated orientation training. The training consists of a basic overview of clerks' job duties and required functions. The 15-hour mandated training counts toward the 101 hours required for full certification. Mandated training is offered at the fall and spring Georgia Clerks Education Institute conferences.

Upcoming Training

Athens, GA

Sept. 8-10, 2024

Questions? Contact Us.

Christina Collins
Program Coordinator