Courses

This annual conference provides an overview of the important issues that participants face as they perform their municipal duties.

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July 11, 2018 to July 13, 2018, The Westin Birmingham

Purpose

The purpose of the Alabama Municipal Revenue Officers Certification Program is to improve the professional, administrative, and fiscal skills of participating municipal revenue officers through a series of courses approved by the Municipal Revenue Officers Association. Because of the increasing complexity of municipal revenue administration, this certification program is designed to help municipal revenue officers develop their management skills and abilities and obtain more expertise and status in their profession as they serve their communities.

Who Should Attend

Municipal revenue officers, business license inspectors, license clerks, finance officers, tax auditors, city clerks, or municipal officials responsible for the administration and/or enforcement of tax laws of a municipal government in Alabama.

Program

The certification training program is composed of 60 contact hours. Each year, two training sessions, consisting of two and a half days each, will be offered in the spring and the fall. The program is designed to allow participants to begin training during any session but are offered in order.

General program topics include: roles and functions of revenue officers; general principles and policies of revenue administration; legal issues of revenue administration; and pertinent management and professional development topics.

To register for the Certification Training Institute, you must meet the following admission requirements:

  1. Be a municipal revenue officer, business license inspector, finance officer, tax auditor, city clerk or municipal official responsible for the administration and/or enforcement of tax laws of a municipal government within the State of Alabama.
  2. Be a member of the Alabama Municipal Revenue Officers Association.
  3. Submit an approved Certified Revenue Officers' application with appropriate documentation. If you are not currently enrolled, write or call us for a general information brochure/application form and submit payment of a $25 application fee payable to The University of Alabama.
  4. Furnish a letter of recommendation from a sponsor (i.e., a fellow revenue officer, a city council member, or the mayor).
Candidacy Requirements

To become a candidate for the professional designation of a certified municipal revenue officer, a participant must have successfully completed all educational sessions of the program and have held a position in municipal revenue administration for three years.

Certification and Certification MaintenancePurpose

Participants must successfully complete the entire 60 hours of courses to achieve the professional designation of certified municipal revenue officer. Certification maintenance will require completion of 20 hours of approved continuing education programs every two years.

Certification Attendance

Participants are advised to attend all sessions. Only one 2-hour class can be missed for every two 2-1/2 day sessions. Participants who miss more than one class in this time frame will not be given credit for attending the Institute.

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April 4, 2018 to April 6, 2018, Bryant Conference Center
October 3, 2018 to October 5, 2018, Bryant Conference Center
This 6-hour course counts as an elective toward the Governmental Accounting Technician Certificate awarded by the Government Finance Association of Alabama. Objective: to familiarize the candidate with techniques to record money that is owed and or paid to your entity for products or services that have been rendered by you on credit to customers.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018, Bryant Conference Center
This is an opportunity for exhibitors and sponsors to meet with key individuals from municipalities.
November 28, 2018 to November 30, 2018, Island House, Orange Beach
This is a 6 hour required core course on the CGAT program. Objective is to familiarize the candidate with the process of recording financial information that groups resources into funds based on their source and any limitations on use.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018, Bryant Conference Center
This course counts as a 6-hour core course toward the Certified Governmental Accounting Technician Certificate awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association of Alabama. Objective: to familiarize the candidate with the study of ledgers in which all the assets, liabilities, equity, revenue, and expenses are posted, and from which financial statements are prepared.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018, Bryant Conference Center
The annual conference provides city clerks and administrators with an overview of important issues and concerns facing them professionally. Municipal government and management authorities will present timely information on these as well as other professional development topics. This conference can be applied towards CMC or MMC continuing education.
November 28, 2018 to November 30, 2018, Island House, Orange Beach
The Certification for Municipal Clerks Program is designed for Municipal and Deputy Clerks who have been active members of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks for two years. Certification is awarded after participants have met specific requirements in education, experience, and professional participation.
August 22, 2018 to August 24, 2018, Bryant Conference Center
The Certification for Municipal Clerks Program is designed for Municipal and Deputy Clerks who have been active members of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks for two years. Certification is awarded after participants have met specific requirements in education, experience, and professional participation.
March 21, 2018 to March 23, 2018, Hyatt Regency Birmingham - Wynfrey Hotel
This course counts as a 6-hour elective toward the CGAT certificate awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association of Alabama. Objective: To familiarize the candidate with detailed accounting techniques for processing employee salaries and wages, bonuses, benefits and taxes.
Friday, January 11, 2019, Bryant Conference Center
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Thursday, August 30, 2018, Bryant Conference Center
The University of Alabama is the home of the National Water Center. The third annual Water Policy Summit will be held in Tuscaloosa, Alabama March 27-29, 2018 the National Water Center. It is a first-of-its-kind facility that leverages the ubiquitous data, robust science, and societal drivers to support informed policy making on water resource issues from the national to the local scale. The Water Policy Summit will bring nationally recognized experts together. The summit will include focused sessions on various topics such as water policies, law, science, engineering, business, management, and more. The theme of this year's summit is Community Resiliency. Continuing education credit will be offered to engineers, geologists, and attorneys.
March 27, 2018 to March 28, 2018, Bryant Conference Center
The University of Alabama invites you to sponsor the Water Policy Summit hosted in conjunction with the National Water Center in Tuscaloosa, a first-of-its-kind facility that leverages the ubiquitous data, robust science, and societal drivers to support informed policy making on water resource issues from the national to the local scale. Held at the Bryant Conference Center and the National Water Center, the summit will include focused sessions on various topics such as water policies, science, engineering, business, management and law.
March 28, 2018 to March 29, 2018, Bryant Conference Center
Live webinar of the Water Policy Summit held in Tuscaloosa, Alabama April 6-7, 2017 at the National Water Center and the Bryant Conference Center. It is a first-of-its-kind facility that leverages the ubiquitous data, robust science, and societal drivers to support informed policy making on water resource issues from the national to the local scale. The Water Policy Summit will bring nationally recognized experts together. The summit will include focused sessions on various topics such as water policies, water law, climate change, hydrology, assessments and much more. The theme of this year's summit is Coastal Resiliency. Panels will address issues that involve coastal water policy, coastal science, ground water, climate change, adaptation and resiliency, and hydrologic extremes. Continuing education credit will be offered to engineers, geologists, and attorneys.
March 28, 2018 to March 29, 2018, Bryant Conference Center