Program: Begun in 1975 the Iowa Municipal Professionals Institute and Academy (originally known as the Municipal Clerks Institute and Academy) provides educational credit toward certification by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) and/or the two certifications offered by the Iowa Municipal Finance Officers Association (IMFOA). The Institute provides courses that help city clerks, finance officers and administrators achieve their certification while the Academy provides courses primarily to help maintain certifications.
Audience: City Clerks, City Finance Officers, City Clerk/Administrators
Estimated Fee: The Institute is arranged in a series of courses that range in length of time; each course costs $14 per contact hour. 120 hours are required for IIMC certification while 100 hours is required for either the Clerks Certification or Finance Certification offered by IMFOA.
The Academy is a flat fee of $180 for the 15 credit hour program.
Availability: Registration is handled through the Iowa League of Cities; the Institute registration normally opens in February with Academy registration opening in April.
Delivery Schedule: Both the Institute and Academy are held during a two week period in the middle of July each year.
Basic and Flexible courses for IIMC and IMFOA certifications are offered during the Institute with specialized courses being offered Monday through Wednesday of week two.
The Academy is offered from Wednesday noon through Friday noon of the second week.
For more information on the programs and registration link to: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/communities/oslgp