Upcoming Training

2024 Regional Training

Strengthen Your Core: Fundamentals of Municipal Government

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Join other elected officials and municipal personnel for the 2024 CMO Regional Training. The League’s Legal Team will lead five one-day trainings on fundamental topics in municipal government, a Legislative update, and additional presentations. View agenda and additional Information at the quick links above. Training dates / locations are listed below. Registration fee is $150 per person. Official should only register for one of the regional trainings as the agenda is the same for each event.

Dates and Locations

February 22, 2024 / Montgomery
Alabama League of Municipalities
535 Adams Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104
Capacity is 60 Registrants

March 21, 2024 / Spanish Fort
Spanish Fort City Hall / Community Center
7361 Spanish Fort Blvd.
Spanish Fort, AL 36527
Capacity is 200 Registrants

April 4, 2024 / Troy
The Johnson Center for the Arts
300 East Walnut Street
Troy, AL 36081
Capacity is 50 Registrants

June 20, 2024 / Vestavia Hills
Vestavia Hills Civic Center
1090 Montgomery Highway
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
Capacity is 160 Registrants

July 18, 2024 / Hartselle
Hartselle Municipal Building
200 Sparkman Street NW
Hartselle, AL 35640
Capacity is 40 Registrants

Cancellation Policy:

Any cancellation(s) 14 days prior to the event date will result in a $25 cancellation fee. Any cancellation(s) within 14 days of the event date will result in a 50% charge of the full registration fee. Additionally, if not cancelled within 14 days prior to the event date, any attendee that has registered and not submitted payment will still be subject to a 50% charge of the full registration fee. The League reserves the right to cancel any CMO Regional Training session for which 30 or fewer participants are registered.

Substitutions: Municipalities may request to substitute a municipal official or personnel for an event registration that would otherwise be cancelled. Request must be submitted in writing (emailed) to Alexis Kelly, akelly@almonline.org prior to the event date.

Registration Transfer: If an event registration would otherwise be cancelled, and there is an upcoming CMO Regional Training event in the same year with space available, a registrant may request the registration be transferred to another CMO Regional Training event. Request must be submitted in writing (emailed) to Alexis Kelly, akelly@almonline.org prior to the original registration event date. This event transfer option is not permitted for registrations where the registrant was a No Show for an event.

Earning the professional designation of Certified Municipal Official prepares elected officials to serve their citizens and help create better communities. This designation requires 10 credit hours of required and elective coursework (Core Curriculum) and 30 additional credit hours by attending League events approved for CMO credit hours. Strengthen Your Core: Fundamentals of Municipal Government qualifies as four (4) elective core curriculum hours. Additionally, the League recognizes, commends and awards municipalities where the mayor and all councilmembers are Certified Municipal Officials thereby distinguishing the municipality as a Certified Municipality. This designation represents the mayor and all councilmembers have completed a minimum of 40 credit hours of formal training on municipal government conducted or endorsed by the Alabama League of Municipalities.

2024 CMO Training Calendar

February 22 – Montgomery; March 21 – Spanish Fort; April 4 – Troy; June 20 – Vestavia Hills; July 18 - Hartselle

March 11-13: NLC Congressional City Conference www.nlc.org

May 15-18: Annual Convention and EXPO / Huntsville 

August: ALM In-State Congressional Luncheons (Locations and dates TBD)

November: NLC City Summit www.nlc.org 

October 30 – November 1: Municipal Leadership Institute / Graduation Ceremonies, Orange Beach 

Registration is limited. Any municipal official or employee may register for these events, but only elected officials will be awarded credit hours in the Certified Municipal Official Program. *CMO credit hours not available for virtual conferences.

CMO Program Webinars

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The Certified Municipal Official Training Program offers LIVE webinar training and ANYTIME training to expand the educational reach to our member municipalities. For mayors and councilmembers, webinar training and successful test completion(score of 70% or better)on material presented earns credit hours in the Core Curriculum, Basic, Advanced or Emeritus programs. Ask questions during the live training or submit questions by email to our legal staff following a live or anytime training. Our in-person League events are valuable, and we’ll always offer them, but online and anytime 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!

How it works:

  • Watch for the online training schedule through ALM’s website, E-newsletter and E-Blasts.
  • Register for a training. Receive webinar credentials and reminders to the email on the event registration. Check spam, junk or clutters folders if emails are not received in the registrant’s inbox.
  • On the day of training, click the link in the email to join the webinar.
  • Following the webinar, receive a link to the recorded training for reference.
  • Registration Fee: $45.00 - Payment required with credit card at time of registration
  • Registration Limit: Limited to 50 registrants. Early registration is recommended!
  • Refunds: Registration fees for webinars are non-refundable.
  • Who should register: Elected Officials and Municipal Personnel.

Questions?  Contact Cindy Price

CMO Program ANYTIME Training

Need to access training that fits your schedule? ANYTIME training is here when you need it. Click HERE to hear and see the same training and Q&A session as the live event then take the test to complete for credit hours in the CMO Program.

Professional Training Programs Available

Auburn University - Government and Economic Development Institute
University of Alabama - Municipal Training
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.