Training and Certification
What is the County Officials Institute (COI)?
The County Officials Institute (COI) is a training program designed to provide the skills and knowledge to be an effective leader in county government. County elected officials and county staff are welcome to participate in the program.
Why do I want to sign up for the County Officials Institute (COI)?
In addition to receiving valuable education and tools for you to be a better public servant, you will also receive a certificate upon graduation at the IAC Annual Conference. All graduates will receive a digital logo to include in your email signature, a lapel pin, and will be recognized with a name badge ribbon at all IAC conferences. Oh, and did we mention bragging rights?
How do I earn a County Officials Institute (COI) Certificate?
All participants must complete 14 core courses (18 total credit hours) and 12 credit hours of electives. Commissioners must complete an additional 8 credit hours of commissioner core courses. Commissioner core courses may count for electives for all other elected officials. Credits must be completed within 4 years. For more information, view the course catalog.
How much does it cost to participate in the County Officials Institute (COI)?
Courses are offered throughout the year at the Fall and Spring COIs, IAC Midwinter Legislative Conference, IACC Annual Conference, IAC Annual Conference, and as webinars. The in-person events have a registration cost but there is no additional cost to enroll in the COI.
I’m in! How do I enroll in the County Officials Institute (COI)?
All participants that register for the Fall or Spring COI are automatically enrolled in the program. Participants are responsible for signing the attendance sheet at in-person courses. IAC will track progress of all participants.
If you have any questions about COI, please contact any of the IAC Operations Team (Linda Rappaport, Mike Porter, or Margaret Sharp) at 555-555-5555. We can assist with registration, upcoming course opportunities, or invoices.