Lifelong Learning Academy Calendar
Due to the ongoing challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 ACCG Educational Calendar is still under development. We are working diligently with our cooperators within the local government instructional unit at the UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Government to develop a schedule of educational offerings that will meet the needs of county officials, both veteran officials and those who are newly elected and appointed. As soon as the calendar is developed, we will contact all County Clerks and County Managers & Administrators via e-mail to advise that it has been posted. At that time, you will be able to access the 2021 Educational Calendar directly from a link at this location. ACCG appreciates everyone’s patience and understanding.
Please note: ACCG will make every effort to keep the class schedule as it is. However, from time to time, there could be changes made. Please watch the final registration for final details.
Class size may be limited – watch the individual session registrations for this information.
ACCG Attendance Policy: Participants must attend the entire class to receive credit. Partial credit will not be awarded.
- To receive core certification, participants must complete 9 required courses covering 66 hours. Upon completion, county commissioners achieve the status of “Certified County Commissioner” and are eligible for a $100 monthly stipend from their county.
- To obtain Specialty Track certification, participants must complete eight (8) courses in the track, a minimum of 5 must be primary courses with a maximum of 3 courses that are designated as cross-over courses.
In order to maintain core and specialty certifications, commissioners who took office on or after January 1, 2013, are required to earn 18 hours of continuing education annually. These hours can be earned by taking additional specialty courses and attending ACCG conferences and meetings including district meetings and policy committee meetings. Commissioners who took office prior to this date are also strongly encouraged to participate in continuing education opportunities.
Specialty Track Codes
CE – Citizen Engagement Track
COM – County Operations & Management Track
ECD – Economic & Community Development Track
IR – Intergovernmental Relations Track
LD – Leadership Development Track
PS – Public Safety Track
RF – Revenue & Finance Track
QL/SI – Quality of Life/Social Issues Track
Jeff Christie, ACCG Leadership Development Director,
Nicole Logan, Leadership Development Coordinator
Watch Your Progress!
Keep up with your ACCG Lifelong Learning Academy record through the ACCG Dashboard.
- If you were elected prior to 2012, your user ID is the first letter of your first name and your full last name, and your password is your county’s name. These should be all lower case. (For example, you are fictional commissioner John Doe from Campbell County. Your user ID would be jdoe, your password would be campbell.)
- If you were elected in 2012 or later, your user ID is the first two letters of your first name and your full last name, and your password is your county’s name. These should be all lower case. (For example, you are fictional commissioner John Doe from Campbell County. Your user ID would be jodoe, your password campbell.)