Wisconsin Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Institute - July 13-18, 2014
How does the Clerks and Treasurers Institute work?
The Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Institute consists of three years of one-week programming which increases in difficulty. New students must sign up for Year One. The program is held annually and consists of 33-34 hours of classroom instruction per year for a total of 100 hours of programming over a three year period. Local government officials completing the three-year sequence should earn all of the educational points needed for the education portion of the WCMC, CMTW, and CPFA certificates. If you desire to complete your CMC you will have to return for one more year. Once you have completed the prescribed curriculum of 100 hours, you will graduate from the Institute.
Institute Programs: What Should I Do?
There are eight tracks to choose from at the Institute. People who have never attended the Institute should choose either:
- Municipal Clerks Institute
This track provides education and training on clerk duties.
- Municipal Treasurers Institute
Provides education for municipal treasurer duties. This program does not provide basic accounting training. You should be able to post journal entries and perform T-account postings. After completing the Clerks and Treasurers Institute, you have the following four options.
- Clerks Completion Institute
This program is a fourth year opportunity for people who have completed the Treasurers Institute. The Clerks Completion track offers the clerk/treasurer or a treasurer the opportunity to learn the clerk’s duties, compressed into one year.
- Treasurers Completion Institute
The Treasurers Completion track is a fourth year opportunity for people who have completed the Clerks Institute. The Treasurers Completion program gives the clerk/treasurer or a clerk the opportunity to learn the treasurer’s duties, compressed into one year.
- Master Academy
The Master Academy is advanced education for clerks and treasurers. The offerings are an extension of the high quality education that you have experienced in the Clerks and Treasurers Institute, except at a higher level. Although this program is open to anyone, it is not recommended for new public officials. The Master Academy curriculum includes the Academy for Civic and Public Affairs. The broad base of topics to choose from gives you the opportunity to customize your learning. This program is MMC approved. The dates for the Academy are July 28 -31. You can attend for a day, two or all four days. There is a $50 discount for four day, first time attendees.
- Academy for Civic and Public Affairs
The Academy for Civic and Public Affairs is for persons who serve in public office. Solution Focused, our cutting edge courses reflect the latest trends in government. Courses are taught by experts in the field that give our attendees tools they can apply immediately to their jobs. Through case studies and hands-on exercises you will have a chance to assess your understanding of the concepts. You can attend for a day, two or all four days. The program is MMC approved. The dates for the Academy are July 28 -31. There is a $50 discount for four day, first time attendees.
The Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Association (WMCA) and the Municipal Treasurers Association of Wisconsin (MTAW) provide $50 scholarships to members of their respective associations who are first year students. There are no forms to fill out. UW-Green Bay sends the student’s names to the associations upon completion of the Institute. Checks will be issued to the municipality of the student. In addition, WMCA and MTAW awards scholarships from their association and affiliated professional organizations. Scholarships range from $100 to all expenses paid. Go to WMCA’s website at www.wisclerks.org or MTAW’s website at www.mtaw.org to get your application.
Earn all of the educational points for the following certificates upon completions of our Institute. We are the only authorized provider in Wisconsin.
- Certified Municipal Clerk-CMC (through IIMC – 120 points)
- Wisconsin Certified Municipal Clerk-WCMC (through WMCA – 100 points)
- Certified Public Financial Administrator-CPFA (through APT US&C – 100 points)
- Certified Municipal Treasurer of Wisconsin-CMTW (through MTAW)