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Credit Information

The number of CPO credits awarded for courses depends on the number of hours of the course. A 3-hour training equals 2 credits; a 6-hour training equals 4 credits. To be certified, you will need 16 core credits and 16 elective credits. Officials should be able to complete the program within 24 months.

Core Courses include:

Elective Course Categories include:

  • Legislative Relations
  • Economic Development
  • Problem Solving/Decision Making
  • Effective Meetings
  • Leadership- Personal/Professional Development
  • Community Engagement
  • Public Disclosure/Open Meetings
  • Media Relations
  • Current Issues

 Core Curriculum Courses: