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Required Core Curriculum Training

Officials enrolled in the basic level of the Certified Municipal Official Training Program after October 2012 are required to complete a core curriculum of ten (10) hours comprised of two (2) hours of required topics in the basic program. These topics are listed below and available through Anytime Training.

Duties of the Mayor and Council

Description: 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. This webinar and successful completion of the test qualifies as a required core curriculum course in the Certified Municipal Official Program (CMO). Any municipal employee may register, but only elected official will be awarded credit hours in the CMO Program.

One (1) credit hour in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus program. This also meets one (1) required core curriculum credit in the Basic Program. Credit hours are not awarded for duplicate core curriculum training.

General Powers of Municipalities

Description:  Municipalities are delegated a portion of the sovereign powers of the state for the welfare and protection of their inhabitants and the general public within their jurisdictional areas. All powers, property, and offices of a municipal corporation constitute a public trust to be administered as such within the intent and purposes of the statutes which created them and within the limitations imposed by the state and federal Constitutions. This webinar and successful completion of the test qualifies as a required core curriculum course 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. Credit hours are not awarded for duplicate core curriculum training. 


Elective Core Curriculum Trainings

Officials enrolled in the basic level of the Certified Municipal Official Training Program after October 2012 are required to complete a core curriculum of ten (10) hours comprised of eight (8) hours of elective topics from an approved list. Listed below are the topics available through Anytime Training.

Competitive Bid Law

Description: The competitive bid law is codified at Sections 41-16-50 through 41-16-63, Code of Alabama 1975, and provides that the purchase or lease of materials, equipment, supplies or other personal property, involving $15,000 or more must be competitively bid. This webinar summarizes the major portions of the bid law and incorporates the interpretations and constructions given the law by the courts and the Attorney General.

One (1) credit hour in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus program. This also meets one (1) elective core curriculum credit in the Basic Program. Credit hours are not awarded for duplicate core curriculum training. 

Conflicting Offices and Interests

Description:  Problems with the legal incompatibility of offices and conflicts of interest are troublesome subjects which nag municipal officials and public employees throughout their respective terms. This webinar will provide a summary of constitutional and statutory provisions dealing with the compatibility of offices and conflicts of interest together with a collection of related opinions from the Attorney General and the courts. This webinar and successful completion of the test qualifies as an elective core curriculum course in the Certified Municipal Official Program (CMO).

One (1) credit hour in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus program. This also meets one (1) elective core curriculum credit in the Basic Program. Credit hours are not awarded for duplicate core curriculum training. 

Council Meeting Procedure

Description: Cities and towns under the mayor-council form of government express themselves through the council, which is their legislative assembly. Rules of procedure are as necessary for a municipal council as they are for the state Legislature or the Congress of the United States. This session provides a detailed overview of the statutory provisions bearing upon the procedure of municipal councils and opinions which have been decided on procedural questions and recommendations for rules to be adopted by councils.

One (1) credit hour in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus program.  This also meets one (1) elective core curriculum credit in the Basic Program.  Credit hours are not awarded for duplicate core curriculum training. 

License Schedule Ordinance

Description: Cities and towns are granted authority to license trades, businesses and occupations conducted in municipal limits. This session provides an overview of the rules dealing with the preparation and enforcement of municipal business licenses.  This webinar and successful completion of the test (70%) qualifies as an elective core curriculum course in the Certified Municipal Official Program (CMO). 

One (1) credit hour in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus program.  This also meets one (1) elective core curriculum credit in the Basic Program.  Credit hours are not awarded for duplicate core curriculum training. 

Municipal Liability

Description: Unlike state government, municipalities do not benefit from the doctrine of Sovereign Immunity – a doctrine based on the idea that the King (government) can do no wrong. Instead, municipalities have rather limited immunities and monetary recovery caps available to them and their officers and employees when sued in tort. This webinar provides a general overview of municipal liability. This webinar and successful completion of the test (70%) qualifies as an elective core curriculum course in the Certified Municipal Official Program (CMO). 

One (1) credit hour in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus program. This also meets one (1) elective core curriculum credit in the Basic Program. Credit hours are not awarded for duplicate core curriculum training. 

Municipal Sales Tax in Alabama

Description: Sales and use taxes are the largest source of revenue for most Alabama municipalities. As a result, it is vital that you understand the relationship between your municipality, your merchants, and the Alabama Department of Revenue. This session will provide an overview of the laws and regulations governing municipal sales and use taxes in Alabama, including how state and federal tax laws and developments may impact this important revenue source. This webinar and successful completion of the test (70%) qualifies as an elective core curriculum course in the Certified Municipal Official Program (CMO). 

One (1) credit hour in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus program. This also meets one (1) elective core curriculum credit in the Basic Program. Credit hours are not awarded for duplicate core curriculum training. 

The Municipal Budgeting Process

Description: A municipal budget is the financial and administrative compass for the executive, administrative and legislative agencies of the municipality. It is also a means of assuring adequacy of municipal services in the most efficient manner. This webinar session will discuss Alabama laws relating to municipal budgets and procedures generally followed in preparing a budget, the adoption of the budget, and reporting throughout the fiscal year. This webinar and successful completion of the test (70%) qualifies as an elective core curriculum course in the Certified Municipal Official Program (CMO). 

One (1) credit hour in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus program.  This also meets one (1) elective core curriculum credit in the Basic Program.  Credit hours are not awarded for duplicate core curriculum training. 

The Open Meetings Act

Description: United States Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis once stated that, “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants.” In that spirit, Alabama law requires municipal officials to comply with the Alabama Open Meetings Act (OMA) when meeting so that members of the public can observe their elected and appointed officials as they conduct public business. This session provides a detailed overview of the OMA to help you comply with this complex law. This webinar and successful completion of the test (70%) qualifies as an elective core curriculum course in the Certified Municipal Official Program (CMO).

One (1) credit hour in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus program.  This also meets one (1) elective core curriculum credit in the Basic Program.  Credit hours are not awarded for duplicate core curriculum training. 

Public Records

Description: Alabama's Public Records laws gives Alabama citizens the right to access municipal public records. The purpose of Alabama's Public Records laws is so that citizens can know the business and activities of public officers. This webinar discusses access to municipal public records and the exceptions to the privilege of a citizen to view those records. This webinar and successful completion of the test (70%) qualifies as an elective core curriculum course in the Certified Municipal Official Program (CMO). Any municipal employee may register, but only elected official will be awarded credit hours in the CMO Program.

One (1) credit hour in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus program.  This also meets one (1) elective curriculum credit in the Basic Program.  Credit hours are not awarded for duplicate core curriculum training. 

Public Works Bidding

Description: All public works projects involving a public expenditure of $50,000 or more must be bid according to the procedures outlined in Title 39 of the Code of Alabama. Section 39-2-1, Code of Alabama 1975, defines public works as: “The construction, repair, renovation, or maintenance of public buildings, structures, sewers, waterworks, roads, bridges, docks, underpasses, and viaducts as well as any other improvement to be constructed, repaired, renovated, or maintained on public property and to paid, in whole or in part, with public funds or with financing to be retired with public funds in the form of lease payments or otherwise.” This webinar and successful completion of the test qualifies as an elective core curriculum course in the Certified Municipal Official Program (CMO).

One (1) credit hour in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus program.  This also meets one (1) elective core curriculum credit in the Basic Program.  Credit hours are not awarded for duplicate core curriculum training. 

Working with Municipal Boards

Description: Most municipalities in Alabama have created some sort of board, be it a library or park board or a utility board of some sort. There are many types of boards under Alabama Law. This webinar will help municipal officials understand the legal do’s and dont’s when creating and working with these various boards. This webinar and successful completion of the test (70%) qualifies as an elective core curriculum course in the Certified Municipal Official Program (CMO). Any municipal employee may register, but only elected official will be awarded credit hours in the CMO Program.

One (1) credit hour in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus program. This also meets one (1) elective core curriculum credit in the Basic Program. Credit hours are not awarded for duplicate core curriculum training.

Zoning in Alabama

Description: One of the most frequently questioned areas of municipal operation involves zoning. This session reviews the laws and procedures you must know when zoning, planning or rezoning your municipality. This webinar and successful completion of the test qualifies as an elective core curriculum course in the Certified Municipal Official Program (CMO).

One (1) credit hour in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus program.  This also meets one (1) elective core curriculum credit in the Basic Program.  Credit hours are not awarded for duplicate core curriculum training. 


Non-Core Curriculum Training

These topics are available for general credit hours only in the basic, advanced and emeritus programs. NOTE: these topics ARE NOT required or elective core topics and do not meet core curriculum requirements in the basic level.

Advocacy 101 and ALM Policy Committee Overview

Description: Our members are the most effective advocates on local issues. It is essential that legislators hear from YOU - their constituents - during policy-making decisions. The webinar will focus on several resources, as well as best practices that will assist you in making sure your voice is heard, whether at the State House or during hometown visits.

This webinar and successful completion of the accompanying test (70%) is approved for one (1) credit hour in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus program. Credit hours are not awarded for duplicate core curriculum training. Any municipal official may register, but only elected officials will be awarded credit hours in the CMO Program. This training does not meet a required or elective core curriculum credit. 

Conducting Public Hearings

Description: Regardless of the reason for conducting a public hearing, municipal officials can rest assured that the people who attend and speak at a public hearing will not all sing from the same hymnal. Disagreements are to be expected. It can be difficult for municipalities to balance the rights of the public to voice their opinions and concerns with the need to conduct an orderly, efficient and fair hearing. This webinar will address some of the best practices for finding this balance.

One (1) credit hour in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus program.  This training does not meet a core curriculum requirement in the Basic Program. 

Legislative Recap 2019

Description: This webinar session will recap the 2019 Regular Session and how municipal governments will be affected by the passage of new legislation. Join Greg Cochran CAE, League’s Deputy Director as he shares the legislative challenges and opportunities of advocating for our municipalities.

This webinar and successful completion of the accompanying test (70%) is approved for one (1) credit hour in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus program. Credit hours are not awarded for duplicate core curriculum training. Any municipal official may register, but only elected officials will be awarded credit hours in the CMO Program. This training does not meet a required or elective core curriculum credit.