You may register online. All classes will begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday and conclude by 3 p.m. on Thursday. All classes will be held at the Marriott Legends in Prattville.

CGEI General Registration Rules


County Government Education Institute Schedule 2019

Revised November 26, 2018






>>> January 30-31, 2019 | Personnel Administration

Basic-Level Class Required for ACAA, ACEA, and AAND Programs

This course is designed to provide agency heads and staff with a good working understanding of federal and state employment laws, along with best practices training on hiring and firing, leave policies, and other personnel issues important to the proper and effective administration of county offices.  The relationship between the county commission and employees in each department and the offices of other county elected officials is complicated, but important.




>>> February 20-21, 2019 | CROAA Legal Considerations of Local Revenue

Required class for CROAA Program

County revenue officers need a good understanding of what they can legally do when collecting the many types of local taxes they enforce.  This course provides the revenue officer with information on research techniques, various collection methods, and procedures to follow when a taxpayer files bankruptcy. This class will also outline the appeals process as it relates to administrative appeals at the county level, as well as the process required if a case is appealed to the Alabama Tax Tribunal.



>>> February 20-21, 2019 | Legislative and Governmental Relations

Shared Elective for All Programs

The actions of the Alabama Legislature impact county government in many significant ways, since it alone has the power to enact laws providing local revenue sources and to mandate, prohibit, or authorize the important functions of local government.  This important elective provides key county staff with the necessary tools to develop positive relationships with legislators and effective skills for lobbying on issues important to local government.  Additionally, this class will provide valuable information about the legislative process and how counties can and should monitor general and local legislation during each legislative session.



>>> April 3-4, 2019 | Finance and Revenue

Basic-Level Class required for ACAA, ACEA and AAND Programs

All county employees benefit from a good understanding of how county revenue is generated, how the county budget is developed and administrated, and why the county is restricted in how and where revenues are spent.  This course is designed to provide the county employee valuable information about the county financial system, including development of the budget, an outline of county revenue sources, the process for collection and distribution of those revenues, and the legal and auditing principles that impact the county commission’s important budgetary decisions.



>>> June 12-13, 2019 | Ethics for Public Officials & Employees

Basic-Level Class required for ACAA, ACEA, AAND and CROAA Programs

It is imperative that all county employees develop a good understanding of Alabama’s Ethics Law and its impact on both employees and public officials serving in county government.  This course will provide employees with a sound practical understanding of the concept of ethics and a thorough foundation on Alabama’s Ethics Law as well as other constitutional and statutory provisions affecting the actions of county officials and employees both on and off the job.





>>> September 25-26, 2019 | Grant Writing





>>> October 9-10, 2019 | CROAA: Business Licenses, Tags & Other Local Revenue

Elective for CROAA Program

This course is specifically designed for the county license inspector or other county personnel responsible for the collection and enforcement of county licenses, tags, and similar local levies.  The course includes detailed information about Alabama’s complicated business license structure, including explanation of the laws governing levy and collection of state and local licenses.  The course will also provide some best practices for enforcement of the laws requiring payment of these important revenue sources for state and county government.




>>> October 9-10, 2019 | Overview of County Government

Basic-Level Class required for ACAA, ACEA, and AAND Programs/Elective or CEU for CROAA

The workings of county government are extremely complex.  This class is designed to provide county employees with basic information about how county government operates and why the county governing body handles matters as they do.  Participants in this class will be provided information about the structure of county government, the functions of the county commission and other county elected officials, and the laws that mandate or prohibit certain actions at the local government level.





>>> October 30-31, 2019 | General Management and Supervision

Shared Elective for ACAA, ACEA and AAND Programs

This class is designed to provide supervisory personnel with valuable skills to improve their effectiveness as managers of county departments and agencies.  Participants will be provided expert training on important management issues such as leadership, conflict management, and management styles.  This course is an elective for participants seeking certification under the CGEI program, but is also an excellent training opportunity for those seeking continuing education credits to maintain their certification.




>>> October 30-31, 2019 | Fundamentals of the Emergency Communications District

Required Class for AAND Program

This class is designed to provide the 9-1-1 director and key staff with a good background of Alabama law related to operation of the emergency communication district, but also other laws affecting the management and operation of the programs.  Topics include the operational basics for the 9-1-1 program, the role of the director, and how to conduct a 9-1-1 board meeting.  Participants will also receive valuable training on liability issues, open records laws, financing the 9-1-1 program and more.