Join us for the 2016 Fall Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) Program

The CMC program will be held at the following dates/locations/hotels:

Pearl (September 21-23) Holiday Inn Trustmark, (601-939-5238)
Hattiesburg (October 19-21) Holiday Inn Hotel, (601-296-0302)
Oxford (October 26-28) Oxford Convention Center, Towne Place Suites (662-238-3522)

You can register for these courses here:

For forty (40) years, the Certification Training Program for Municipal Clerks, Deputy Municipal Clerks, and Tax Collectors has offered these municipal officials an opportunity to achieve both state and national certification in their positions. The curriculum is presented over a three-year period with two (2), two and one-half day sessions each year (a session in the Spring and Fall). For convenience and accessibility, each of the two annual sessions is presented in three locations: north Mississippi (Oxford), central Mississippi (Pearl), and southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg). The certification program is designed to allow entry at any of the sessions during the year. This program is sponsored by the Center for Government & Community Development (GCD) and the Mississippi Municipal Clerks and Collectors Association (MMCCA). It is accredited by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC).

Certification through the program is limited to Municipal Clerks and Tax Collectors and their official Deputies. The IIMC Certification required membership in IIMC for two (2) years prior to receiving the designation. However, any municipal official is welcome (and encouraged) to attend sessions or individual courses on an interest basis.

This program is designed to give more professional expertise and status to the Municipal Clerk, Collector, and/or their Deputies in Mississippi. Standards for the achievement of certification have been designed by the Certification Standards Committee of the Mississippi Municipal Clerks and Collectors Association. This committee will review all Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) and Certified Deputy Municipal Clerk (CDMC) applications and recommend the granting of the CMC or CDMC professional designations. The Mississippi State University Extension Service developed and conducts the Certification Training Program which is the education portion of the total certification procedure.

The Basic Requirements for Certification are:

  1. You must be an appointed Clerk, Tax Collector, or Deputy Clerk at the time of enrollment into the program. A copy of the Board Minutes which verifies your appointment must be sent to the Certification Committee. If your official title is not city clerk, tax collector or deputy clerk, we will assume you that you are attending the seminars on interest basis and not working towards certification.
  2. You must be a member of the Municipal Clerks-Tax Collectors Association of Mississippi at the time of, or within six (6) months after enrollment in the training program.
  3. You must successfully complete the 3-year Certification Training Program to obtain the 60 required education points.
  4. For the MS Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) designation you must obtain 100 points (60 education points, 30 experience points and 10 points from either category) and attend three (3) business meetings of the Association.
  5. For the MS Certified Deputy Municipal Clerk (CDMC) designation you must obtain 85 points (60 education points, 15 experience points and 10 points from either category) and attend one (1) business meeting of the Association.

The MMCCA Business Meetings are held during the following conferences:

  • March at the MMCCA Spring Conference
  • June at the MS Municipal League Conference
  • December at the Winter MMCCA Conference

If you have any questions regarding the CMC certification, please contact Mr. Patrick Miller of the Center for Government and Community Development.

Telephone: (662) 325-3141