Local Government Center

Montana State University
PO Box 170535
Bozeman, MT 59717-0535
Tel: 406-994-6694
Fax: 406-994-1905
Location: 235 Culbertson

Director:
Dan Clark
daniel.clark@montana.edu

Program Coordinator:
Ashley Kent
ashleykent@montana.edu

The Montana Municipal Institute is a certification program for town and city clerks, treasurers, and finance officers. Working with the Montana Municipal Clerks Treasurers and Finance Officers Association (MMCT&FOA), the Local Government Center administers the Institute.


MMCT & FOA PIZZA PARTY!

Tuesday, October 7th – 6pm to 8pm
Pete’s Rocky Mountain Pizza, 112 N Canyon St
Beer, wine, and pop will be available.

Join us for the annual MLCT & FOA pizza party, sponsored by Black Mountain Software. We are excited to host the party this year at Pete’s Rocky Mountain Pizza, which is owned and operated by Jo (Miller) Whitman. Jo was the Clerck and then Finance Director in West Yellowstone from 1974 until 2007. After 33 years of being clerk, she was ready for a new adventure so she bought a pizza and pasta restaurant.

Pete’s Rocky Mountain Pizza is located on Canyon Street (aka Main Street) in West Yellowstone. If you are coming from Bozeman, it is halfway down the block after the first stoplight, on the right. If you are coming from the Holiday Inn, proceed up Yellowstone Avenue to the intersection of Yellowstone and Canyon. Turn left and it will be a block and a half down the street on your left. This is West Yellowstone, after all, you really can’t get lost.

There are some fun shops in the downtown area, close to Pete’s Pizza. Feel free to take some time to wander around!


The following is the training scheduled for the Clerks and Treasurers training at the League Conference in West Yellowstone on October 8, 2014:

9 am to 10 am   The Design and Implementation of Financial Policies.  This will be a panel and Dan Clark moderator.

10 am to Noon    Negotiating Techniques   Dan Clark presenter

Noon-2 p.m. Clerk Luncheon and tour of West Yellowstone Downtown improvement projects

These sessions have been approved with IIMC for full credits for the 3 hours of training (1.5 points)


 

The MMCT&FOA is offering two Memorial Scholarships. Click here to read more.

Registration fees include: instructor’s time and travel, training materials, continental breakfasts, lunches, and one ticket to the Thursday evening banquet. Clerks from outside of Montana are subject to an out-of-state fee of $35. Non-members of the Montana Municipal Clerks, Treasurers, & Finance Officers Association (MMCT&FOA) may obtain membership from the MMCT&FOA for $50 or must pay the $25 non-member fee. Attendees are responsible for their own lodging and travel costs.

ITEM COST PER PERSON
5-day Institute Registration Fee $390
3-day Graduate Institute Registration Fee $250
1-day Institute Registration Fee $100/day
Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) $20
Out-of-state-fee $35
Non-member fee (if you are not a member of the Montana Clerks, Treasurers, & Finance Officers Association) $25
Ticket for Thursday night’s banquet for a guest $25

The Montana Municipal Institute is a certification program for town and city clerks, treasurers, and finance officers. Working with the Montana Municipal Clerks Treasurers and Finance Officers Association (MMCT&FOA), the Local Government Center administers the Institute.

Next Date Offering Location Additional Information
May 4-9, 2014 Billings Hotel & Convention Center Online Registration closed, please call 406-994-6694
Billings, MT Agenda
Information & Accommodations
Scholarships
Brochure
2014 Handouts

Curriculum

The Municipal Institute for Clerks, Treasurers, & Finance Officers is a 3-year certification program that allows participants to receive certification through three avenues:

Read more about the certification program.


 

Completing Institute does not mean that you are certified. To be certified under any of the certification programs there is a combination of education and experience. Need to review each certification requirements.

The MMCT&FOA Institute provides educational opportunities for Clerks, Treasurers, Finance Officers as well as Deputy or Assistant Clerks, Deputy or Assistant Treasurers, and Deputy or Assistant Finance Officers.

This Institute enables participants to become certified in one or more of the following ways:

  • Montana Certification Program
  • International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC)
  • Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada (APT)

A participant may choose the Montana Track at the same time as the IIMC or APT tracks.

If the participant plans to apply for IIMC or APT certification, you cannot move between tracks, as each track has been designed to meet the requirements of the national certification program.

If a participant chooses to apply for Montana Certification only, you may move between tracks as the need fits your position.

If a participant plans to apply for IIMC certification you must follow the IIMC track for 3 years.

If a participant plans to apply for APT certification you must follow the APT track for 3 years.

The Miscellaneous track if for those participants not planning to apply for IIMC or APT certification or for those participants who already have the IIMC or APT certifications and are seeking renewal credits.

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MUNICIPAL CLERKS (IIMC)HAS TWO CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS.

CERTIFIED MUNICIPAL CLERK (CMC) (THIS CERTIFICATION MUST BE DONE FIRST TO BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE MASTER MUNICIPAL CLERK)

120 hours of coursework at an on-land IIMC approved Clerks Institute.

1/3 of the minimum 120 hours of Institute training for the CMC certification may be obtained through distance education. All distance education shall be pre-approved by the IIMC Director of Education and Research.

Must be able to document 60 education points and 50 experience points for a total   of 110 points.

Be a member of IIMC for two years.

MASTER MUNICIPAL CLERK (MMC) Certification

  • Have been CMC certified
  • 104 points total—84 points in the Education category and 20 points in Professional and Social Contributions category

ASSOCIATION OF PUBLIC TREASURERS OF UNITED STATES AND CANADA (APT) HAS ONE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM.

CERTIFIED PUBLIC FINANCE ADMINISTRATOR (CPFA)

Need 100 Points to become a Certified Public Finance Administrator (CPFA)

60 Points Maximum – Education

60 Points Maximum – Experience

Every 5 Years Must Recertify—50 Points—Any Combination of Education and Experience

MONTANA CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

There are three designations Certified Montana Municipal Clerk, Certified Montana Municipal Finance Officer or Certified Montana Municipal Clerk/Treasurer.

3 Year Curriculum—100 hours

Need 100 Points to become Montana Certified

  • 50 Points Maximum—–Education
  • 50 Points Maximum—–Experience

The Montana Certification Program runs concurrent with the IIMC or APT Track.

A participant that chooses to become certified under the Montana Certification Program only may move between the IIMC and APT sessions as best fits the needs of their position.

Deputy or assistant clerks or treasurers are eligible for Montana Certification