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




>>> September 26-27, 2018 | Leadership

Shared Elective and Continuing Education for ACAA, ACEA and AAND

One of the most challenging roles for a department head or supervisor is having the ability to serve as an effective leader for personnel within the department.  This class is designed to provide managers with important leadership skills that will help motivate and energize personnel in ways that help the department be productive and effective while maintaining staff that is proud of their work product and their contribution to county government.


>>> October 10-11, 2018 | CGEI: Legal Primer – County Roads

Elective/Continuing Education for Engineers

County engineers must have a good working knowledge of the county’s authority and responsibility for the construction, repair, and maintenance of county road and bridges.  This course provides the engineer with vital information on what is a county road, how the county road system should be maintained, and what prohibitions exist under Alabama law.  Additionally, this class will offer valuable information on liability, safety, and recordkeeping.


>>> October 10-11, 2018 | CGEI CROAA: Overview of County Revenue

Required class for CROAA Program

The county revenue officer has an enormous task in collecting and enforcing the various local taxes levied at the county level.  This course is designed to provide the basics in local tax collection, auditing, and enforcement.  Topics discussed include types of local taxes, enforcement and auditing concepts, and the legal framework of the local tax structure.  This course is a very important primer for the new county revenue officer, but offers valuable updated information that will benefit the seasoned revenue personnel as well.


>>> October 31 – November 1, 2018 | County Administration Update

Elective/Continuing Education for Administrators

The challenges facing county government change on almost a daily basis – and those involved in the administrative leadership of county government must adjust to the ever-changing challenges.  This class, offered once every two years, will provide in-depth discussion of current issues facing county commissions.  It is highly recommended for Certified County Administrators seeking continuing education credits, as the class is designed to focus on changes in the law and policies affecting county government administration.  However, administrative staff seeking the Certificate in County Administration will also benefit greatly from this course.





>>> January 30-31, 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.


>>> 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 | 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.


>>> April 3-4, 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.


>>> June 12-13, 2019 | Grant Writing


>> September 25-26, 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.