Training and Resources



Upcoming Training

cmo logos horizontalCMO 57 - 2017 Regional Training

Regional Training begins in Montgomery on Saturday, July 15 and August 12.  Saturday training is offered only once a year and limited to 50 registrations for each date.  Make your plans to attend at one of the four locations and hear from the League's legal staff on important topics which include elective core curriculum topics and earn credit hours required to become a Certified Municipal Official.  Note:  Each regional training location has a separate registration.  

Dates and Locations: Various, See below
Cost to Attend: $125.00 for online registration  (includes lunch onsite)

Montgomery - Saturday, July 15 - Registration Full

Montgomery - Saturday, August 12 - Registration Full

Alabaster - Thursday, September 14 - Registration Full

Priceville - Friday, September 15 - Registration Closed

Loxley - Wednesday, September 27 - Registration Full


Attendee Documents: Annexation and De-annexation  | Zoning in Alabama  | The Open Meeting Act

Final Attendee Details - Loxley

Topics Include: Dealing with Meeting Disruptions: Keeping your Council out of Court and Off YouTube; Annexation and De-annexation of Municipal Property (Elective Core); The Open Meetings Act (Elective Core); Zoning in Alabama (Elective Core).

This session has been approved for four and one half (4.5) Basic, Advanced or Emeritus hours in the Certified Municipal Official Program. 2.5 of the 4.5 hours meet core curriculum requirements. If you have already taken the core courses that are offered at this training, duplicate core hours WILL NOT be awarded. Any municipal employee may register, but only elected officials will be awarded credit hours in the CMO Program.

Questions?  Contact Emily Sims, Alabama League of Municipalities, 334-262-2566 or HERE

Print paper registration form HERE. Fax or Mail registration fee is $150.00. Save $25 by registering online!

CMO Program Webinars

CMO-Logo-ColumnNEW in October!  The League has expanded the Certified Municipal Official Training Program to include webinar training. For mayors and councilmembers, webinar training and successful completion of a test on material presented will meet credit hours in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus programs. Need core curriculum hours? Watch for core curriculum training offered by webinars. You can ask questions live during the training or submit questions by email to our legal staff following the training. Our in-person League events are valuable and we’ll always offer them, but online training will have a place too. We think you will find the addition of webinars a helpful resource to provide training for elected officials and municipal personnel. We hope to “see” you online soon!

Duties of the Mayor and Council Webinar

Click HERE to Register for the webinar

One of the most misunderstood aspects of municipal government is the separation of powers between the mayor and the council. Like government on the state and federal levels, municipal government is divided into three separate but equal branches: executive, legislative and judicial. Each of these branches has distinct duties and powers and restrictions on how far it can intrude into the affairs of the other branches. This session provides a detailed overview of the duties of the mayor and council.

When: October 3, 2017, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CDT
What will you need? A computer and an internet connection. That's it.
Who should register: Elected Officials and Municipal Personnel / Any municipal employee may register, but only elected officials will be awarded credit hours in the CMO Program. 
Presenter: Lori Lein, ALM General Counsel
Registration Fee: $37.00 and is limited to 50 participants
Refunds: Registration fees for webinars are non-refundable. Substitutions are allowed.

CMO Credit: This webinar and successful completion of the test earns credit hours in the Certified Municipal Official Program (CMO).  One (1) credit hour in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus program.  This also meets one (1) required core curriculum credit in the Basic Program.  Each registrant will receive a link to the recorded training session and a link to test material presented during the webinar. 

How it works:

  • Watch for the online training schedule through ALM’s website, E-newsletter, Alabama Municipal Journal and Blast Emails.
  • Find the registration link in the information received or on the ALM website.
  • Register for the training.
  • Receive an email with the training link and a reminder email at the time of the training.
  • On the day of training, click the link in the email to be connected.
  • Following the webinar, receive a link to the recorded training session for future reference. 

Questions?  Contact Cindy Price

CMO DVD Courses

The League has made several of its most popular CMO training courses available on DVD. These courses are a valuable resource for municipalities to provide training for municipal personnel who did not attend the live training. Mayors and councilmembers who did not attend the live training can order select DVDs and earn credit hours in the CMO Program. Note: Read description to see if the DVD selected offers credit hours. Successful completion of a test on material presented is required to earn credit hours.

Certified Municipal Official DVD Courses CMO Credit Hours Price
The Kirkwood, Missouri Experience       Read More... (No CMO Credit Available)
But We Didn't Do Anything Wrong!      Read More... (1.0 hour credit)
Basic, Advanced and Emeritus
When Disaster Strikes: Preparing Your Information 
Systems Infrastructure     
(0.5 hour credit)
Basic, Advanced and Emeritus

Professional Training Programs Available

Auburn University - Government and Economic Development Institute

University of Alabama - College of Continuing Studies

The League has been informed that the following training opportunities are available for municipal officials and employees.  Many of these seminars are sponsored by other organizations and you would need to contact them for information about the meeting and registration.
If the League is a sponsor, our telephone number is noted in the information below.  Although these conferences are arranged for positions designated, many of them allow other individuals to attend.  If you have a question on this, please contact the sponsoring agency.
If you have a conference you would like to add to this list, contact Carrie Banks with the information and include a contact person, address, telephone number and e-mail address if available.