Education & Professional Development

Education Programs


AMCTO is a Certified Educational Institution. Tuition fees are tax-deductible for all education programs except Municipal Clerks Institute (MCI).

Our education courses provide a solid foundation and may assist with career opportunities/advancement in municipal government. Some of the courses listed below may be applied toward achieving AMCTO's Diploma in Municipal Administration (DMA). In addition, our courses may be applied to provide the education competencies required for AMCTO's Accreditation Programs.

The Municipal Administration Program, Municipal Accounting and Finance Program, Municipal Law Program, Parliamentary Meeting Protocol Course and OACA's Primer on Planning Course by correspondence twice a year:

  • Winter Term runs from February to May (registration opens December 1)

  • Fall Term runs from September to December (registration opens July 2)

Most programs consist of more than one unit. It is recommended that one unit be taken at a time and in order. There is an assignment schedule to follow when taking any of the units by correspondence. All units consist of a number of assignments and most have an end-of-unit exam. In correspondence programs, there are generally two weeks between each assignment due date and three weeks from the final assignment due date to the writing of the end-of-unit exam. The schedule will provide specifics for each unit.