Courses

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

For additional information please visit the AMROA website at www.amroa.org


July 15, 2020 to July 17, 2020, Hyatt Regency Birmingham - Wynfrey Hotel

Each of us has our individual work style which impacts the way that we work with others. As we do work in teams and committees, these work styles can greatly contribute to team success - or to team failure. In this session, you will determine your individual work style, how to work best within your style, and how to best equip others to work with you. This program is approved for 1 CMC Education or 1 MMC Advanced Education point through the IIMC. Upon completion a Certificate of Attendance will be emailed to the address used during registration.
Online session available to start anytime!
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 1, 2020 to April 3, 2020, Bryant Conference Center
October 7, 2020 to October 9, 2020, Bryant Conference Center
Athenian Leadership Dialogue are conversations that go beyond the usual knowledge recall and application process familiar to all municipal clerks in training institutes and conferences. They are unique because they explore leadership principles and practice, drawing on the insights contained in a book that all participants have read. Dialogue are conversations in which clerks share their experience and understanding as it relates to the ideas of the author and the relevance of those ideas to their public leadership role. The premise of the Athenian Dialogue Society is the idea that clerks are leaders in very profound yet subtle ways. Leadership here is not the transactional vending machine citizens seem to believe about public management. The interest and involvement of the participants, as well as the author's specific focus and emphasis, require that the facilitator move with purpose using language of meaning, feeling, and power. Clerk leadership is more transformational in nature, it allows for municipal leadership change in the perception of colleagues and citizens about the role and purpose of government. Participants devote a full day to a Dialogue and come away intellectually enriched by this communication experience. Participants will obtain 3 points towards their International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) education points.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 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 participant 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.

Billing/Accounts Receivable is an elective course.


Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 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 participant with key areas of governmental budgeting and finance. Specifically, the course will focus on the appropriation and management of public funds, including the importance and background of budgets, the budgetary cycle, revenue projections, types of expenditures, and the execution of a budget.

Budgeting is an elective course.


Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 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 participant with the process of recording financial information that groups resources into funds based on their source and any limitations on use.

Fund Accounting is a required core course.


Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 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.

General Ledger is a required core course.


Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 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 participant with detailed accounting techniques for processing employee salaries and wages, bonuses, benefits and taxes. This course will also familiarize the participant with IRS rules and regulations.

Payroll is an elective course.


Wednesday, January 8, 2020, Bryant Conference Center
Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 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 participant with accounts and techniques used to record and generate payment to specific companies or individuals for products or services that have been purchased on credit by your entity. Accounts payables are usually items that will be paid for in less than one year.

Purchasing/Accounts Payable is an elective course.


Wednesday, August 26, 2020, Bryant Conference Center
This is an opportunity for exhibitors and sponsors to meet with attendees of the Annual Alabama Municipal Revenue Officers Summer Conference.

For additional information please visit the AMROA website at www.amroa.org


July 15, 2020 to July 17, 2020, Hyatt Regency Birmingham - Wynfrey Hotel

This is an opportunity for exhibitors and sponsors to meet with key individuals from municipalities.
December 2, 2020 to December 4, 2020, Westin Hotel & Resort Huntsville
Information on how the CDBG program empowers local communities to make decisions on how best to address their own needs. How communities can use these funds for critical and unmet community needs including those for housing rehabiliation, public facilities, infrastructure, job creation, and public service. This program is approved for 1 CMC Education or 1 MMC Advanced Education point through the IIMC. Upon completion a Certificate of Attendance will be emailed to the address used during registration.
Online session available to start anytime!
This presentation will provide information on how to value what they should be receiving for use of the Right of Way (ROW) from cable, television, gas, and electrical providers. This program is approved for 1 CMC Education or 1 MMC Advanced Education point through the IIMC. Upon completion a Certificate of Attendance will be emailed to the address used during registration.
Online session available to start anytime!
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 IIMC's continuing education requirements.
December 2, 2020 to December 4, 2020, Westin Hotel & Resort Huntsville
These Municipal Government Trainings are for individals looking to increase proficiency, professionalism, and knowledge. Municipal clerks, assistant clerks, city managers, administrators, administrative assistants, city treasurers, finance officers and purchasing agents are welcome to attend.
October 21, 2020 to October 23, 2020, Bryant Conference Center
These Municipal Government Trainings are for individals looking to increase proficiency, professionalism, and knowledge. Municipal clerks, assistant clerks, city managers, administrators, administrative assistants, city treasurers, finance officers and purchasing agents are welcome to attend.
February 18, 2020 to February 20, 2020, Ross Bridge Resort
This presentation will include an overview of budgeting, differences between accounting and budgeting, the budgetary cycle, and fund accounting concepts. This program is approved for 1 CMC Education or 1 MMC Advanced Education point through the IIMC. Upon completion a Certificate of Attendance will be emailed to the address used during registration.
Online session available to start anytime!
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.
This course contains no sessions
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.
This course contains no sessions
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.
This course contains no sessions
The Water Security Workshop will be held on The University of Alabama campus July 20-22, 2019. We welcome academics and practitioners from around the world to present, discuss and highlight key issues. To include directions for change, political, scientific, policy making perspectives, and big data.
July 20, 2020 to July 22, 2020, Bryant Conference Center
The certification program was established through UNA's Alabama Planning Institute. Six classes are designed to educate municipal staff and board members with essential skills andknowledge needed to be effective in your position. We will discuss how becoming certified will benefit you andyour community and some of the issues a municipal clerk deals with. This program is approved for 1 CMC Education or 1 MMC Advanced Education point through the IIMC. Upon completion a Certificate of Attendance will be emailed to the address used during registration.
Online session available to start anytime!