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Institute Conducted by
Mississippi State University in cooperation with Municipal Clerks and Tax Collectors Association of Mississippi (Recognized August 1973)

Department Conducting Institute
Center for Governmental Training & Technology (CGT), Mississippi State University Extension Service

Program Coordinator 
Jason Camp, Ph.D. 
Institute Director
Center for Government & Community Development
Mississippi State University Extension Service
P.O. Box 9643 
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Phone: (662) 325-3141 
 Web site:

Location of Instruction
Meeting facilities in Jackson, Hattiesburg, and Oxford for each of the four sessions

Dates of Institutes
The institute is a three year program, and each year is termed a “phase.” Each year or phase consists of 4 sessions: a fall session in October; a winter session in February, a spring session in April, and a summer session in July (August in election years). Each session is 1.5 days long. Three half-day courses are offered in the fall and spring sessions and two half-day courses are offered in the winter and summer sessions. Exams are given for all classes taken during the winter and summer sessions. 
(Check the CGT website for specific dates and locations.)

Cost Breakdown of Institute
Certification Program (Institute): $75 registration fee for each of the four annual sessions (covers 3 courses, instructional materials, refreshments, and luncheon, but not lodging or other meals, per session). Winter Educational Conference: $140 registration fee which covers instruction, course materials, refreshments, and luncheon, but not lodging or other m eals. Master Municipal Clerk Academy: $125 registration fee which covers instruction, course materials, and refreshments, but not meals or lodging

Advanced Education Opportunities 
A 1.5-day certification program (institute) update is conducted annually in December in Jackson and is open to both institute graduates and non-graduates. A two-day Master Municipal Clerk Academy is conducted annually in the spring or fall at Lake Tiak O’Khata Resort near Louisville, Mississippi for institute (certification program) graduates.

Scholarship(s) Available
The IIMC Foundation 

Program Scheduling
Time to graduate: three-year (phase) program
Entry level: may enter at any session
Annual examination given on courses of each phase

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