Course Detail: ROCMI
Alabama Municipal Revenue Officers Certification Training & Maintenance Training Institute

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.


The certification training program is composed of 120 contact hours of instruction offered over a three-year period. 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.

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 120 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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Session Detail: 0827716
Schedule: Every day, starting on 04/06/16 and ending on 04/08/16
Times: 07:30am - 05:00pm
Price: This session is not currently open for registration.

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Kim Davidson
Kim Davidson
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Ken Smith
Ken Smith
Executive Director
Biography: Ken Smith was born in Union Springs, Alabama, March 1, 1960. He received a B.S. degree in journalism from the University of Alabama in 1982 and a J.D. (law) degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1985. He presently serves as Deputy Director of the Alabama League of Municipalities and has been the Chief Counsel for the League Since June of 1986. Prior to working for the League of Municipalities, he served a one-year clerkship to Justice Hugh Maddox of the Alabama Supreme Court. During his years with the League of Municipalities, he has been responsible for advising municipal officials and employees from over 400 member cities and towns. He has written numerous articles on municipal government and addressed numerous gatherings of municipal officials and attorneys on municipal matters. He has helped write the handbook and guides used by all elected municipal officials in Alabama. He has also assisted League lobbyists in their efforts. During this period, many laws benefiting municipalities have been acted by the State legislature. He has also served as liaison between the League and other interest groups on matters affecting municipal government. He is married to the former Brenda Deneise Flowers of Elba, Alabama. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Alabama State Bar, and the Montgomery County Bar Association. He is active in the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA), serving on the IMLA Board of Directors, Chair of the IMLA Personnel Section, and is also on the Model Licensing Agreement Committee for IMLA. He has previously served as Chair to the IMLA State League Attorneys Department. He also serves on the Advisory Committee on Municipal Courts, the County and Municipal Liaison Committee, and has been a member of the Statewide Task for Domestic Violence Training.
Lori Lein
Lori Lein
General Counsel
Biography: Lorelei Lein was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She received a B.S. degree from Auburn University's College of Engineering in Textile Management and Technology in 1992 and a J.D. degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1996. She presently serves as a Staff Attorney for the Alabama League of Municipalities. Prior to working for the League of Municipalities, she worked for the Alabama Legislative Reference Service and practiced law in Montgomery Alabama. She is responsible for advising municipal officials and employees from over 400 member cities and towns. She is a member of the Alabama State Bar, the New Mexico State Bar and the Colorado State Bar. She is a member of the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA), the Alabama Association of Municipal Attorneys (AAMA), the American Bar Association and the Montgomery County Bar Association.
Sharon Lovoy
Sharon Lovoy
Biography: Sharon W. Lovoy, SPHR, President of Lovoy's Team Works Inc., is an experienced Human Resources consultant who has developed a thriving practice through proven results and long term relationships with client organizations. In addition to her Senior Human Resource certification, Sharon is a certified Mediator through Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers, Advanced Mediation through CDR, and has received Dialogue training through DiaLogos, Cambridge, MA. She has been retained by law firms and state and local governments to conduct Diversity and Prevention of Harassment training and to intervene to remedy problem behaviors AND create a wholesome work environment. She is a certified Master Trainer in Crucial Conversationsr and is certified to conduct training in Emotional Intelligence, Influencerr, Change Anythingr , Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Time Management. Sharon is on the faculty of the Management & Master Management Certificate Programs at the University of Alabama and received the Outstanding Faculty Member award. She is also a Career Ministry Organizer, and speaker and facilitator for numerous churches and community organizations. Lovoy's Team Works, Inc., has conducted training for over 260 clients, many retained from the company's inception, including ACIPCO, ADTRAN, Alacare Home Health & Hospice, Alabama Power Co., Alagasco, Auburn University, Montgomery, Boone Newspapers, Bradley, Arant, Boult, Cummins, LLC, the cities of Foley, Hoover, Madison, Mobile, Montgomery, Mountain Brook and Tuscaloosa, Energen, Mercedes Benz USI, Mobile Area Water and Sewer, Royal Cup Coffee, The Southern Company, Southern Gas Association, UAB Health Systems and the United Way. Sharon is praised for helping clients achieve positive, lasting results in a cost effective manner and inspiring "buy-in" at all levels. Sharon Lovoy
Garry Shirah
Garry Shirah
Revenue Officer
Biography: Garry has been employed with the City of Dothan since July 2000. He served as a municipal court magistrate for the City from 2000 to 2001, and has served as a revenue officer since 2001. Garry is past President of AMROA and past board chairman of AMROA. Prior to public service, Garry was employed as an operations officer at a local credit union and a manager of two finance companies. Garry is a graduate of Troy State University and possesses a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management, with a minor in political science.
Chris Miller
Chris Miller
Biography: Chris Miller graduated from The University of Alabama with a degree in accounting and has been auditing for the City of Tuscaloosa for the past 9 years.
Andrea Ishaku
Andrea Ishaku
Principal Auditor
Biography: Andrea Ishaku holds a Bachelors from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has worked in the Licensing Department for the City of Birmingham since 1997 and is a Certified Municipal Officer (CMO), Certified Revenue Examiner (CRE) and Certified Licensing Official (CLO). She is married to Richard Ishaku.
Reginal King
Reginal King
Biography: Senior Trooper Reginal King is employed with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency where he serves in the capacity as the Public Information Officer for Division C which encompasses the following counties: Tuscaloosa, Bibb, Pickens, Greene, Sumter, Perry, Hale, Marengo, Dallas and Wilcox. Trooper King is an adjunct Instructor at the Alabama Criminal Justice Training Center where he instructs APOST curriculum and assists is molding the character of Law Enforcement Officers. Trooper King has been employed with the State of Alabama for over 15 years. Prior to public safety services, Trooper King served as an instructor for Alabama Department of Corrections training facility. He is a military veteran who served in the U.S. Army as a Combat Medic. Prior to entering the workforce, Trooper King received his education from Francis Marion High School, Wallace Community College of Selma and The University of Alabama. He is the proud father of Reginal Jr. (10) and Emily Morghan (5). During his down time, he enjoys reading and landscaping.
Yolanda Lawson
Yolanda Lawson
Biography: Yolanda Lawson has been practicing law in Alabama for 6 years, has been with the City of Birmingham for 13 years, and has been in the accounting industry for 24 years. She currently serves as one of the Assistant City Attorneys for the City of Birmingham. She is a wife and mother of 4 boys.
Tracy Roberts
Tracy Roberts
Biography: Tracy Roberts has been practicing law in Alabama for 20 years and has over 33 years experience in public service, having worked for the US Government, the State of Alabama, as well as County and Municipal governments during that time. He is currently employed by the City of Birmingham where he has worked a combined total of over 12 years and currently serves in the position of Senior Assistant City Attorney. His previous municipal experience also includes serving as Deputy General Counsel for the Alabama League of Municipalities from 2006 to 2013.

Facility Detail
Name: Bryant Conference Center
Address: 240 Paul Bryant Drive
City: Tuscaloosa
State: AL
Zip: 35487
Phone: 205-348-8600

Cancellation Policy
A cancellation charge of $55.00 will be assessed on cancellations occurring within 14 days of the start of this session.