Education Programs/Guidelines

The International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) promotes continuing education and certification, professional development programs, networking solutions and other opportunities and benefits for its members. IIMC realizes how vital continuing education is to its membership, and that educational needs are diverse throughout the world.

IIMC supports extensive educational programs and courses through a variety of methods, including IIMC-approved University and College based Institutes, State/Provincial/National associations, International study and exchange programs, on-line courses, publications, and annual conferences. IIMC promotes life-long learning, skill development, public service and fosters a spirit of mutual assistance and goodwill among Municipal Clerks around the globe. We continually work to advance leading practices in professional and personal development, create opportunities for its diverse membership to engage in training and development activities and programs, and support education programs that enrich knowledge.

IIMC provides members with two certifications, earned through participation in educational programs and involvement in a variety of professional development activities. These certifications are the Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) designation and the Master Municipal Clerk (MMC) designation. The certifications and educational programs offered through IIMC empower its members to achieve academic and professional success.

IIMC Guidelines

All IIMC approved education programs are structured around the content of the Board Approved Education and Institute Guidelines. Both sets of Guidelines work hand in hand. 

  • Education Guidelines - Focuses on IIMC approved Education programs and IIMC's professional certifications
  • Institute Guidelines- Focuses on the requirements for developing and maintaining and IIMC- approved Institute/Academy program

Certification Programs

IIMC offers two professional certifications:

  • Certified Municipal Clerk Designation- The Certified Municipal Clerk program is designed to enhance the job performance of the Clerk in small and large municipalities. To earn the CMC designation, a Municipal Clerk must attend extensive education programs. 
  • Master Municipal Clerk Designation- The MMC program is an advanced continuing education program that prepares participants to perform complex municipal duties. The program has an extensive and rigorous educational component and a professional and social contribution component. The MMC applicant must demonstrate that they have actively pursued education and professional activities. Click here for more information.