AMCTO Accreditation Programs

 

In 2014 AMCTO undertook a complete review of its Accreditation Program and assembled a Task Force of experts from various municipal management fields. The Task Force reviewed a sector-wide accreditation research report and management competency models from various jurisdictions to identify the core competencies required to be a successful Local Government Manager.  

Background Reports



Municipal Management Competency Framework & Definition of Practice for Municipal Management  

AMCTO Accreditation Research Report​

AMCTO Report on Accreditation Program Review

​​The Task Force re-considered the mandate of the CMO as a purely management and leadership designation, while also recognizing the need for a second tier designation called the Accredited Municipal Professional (AMP).  For more information on which designation is best suited for you, please reference the requirements in the table below:     
            

Which designation is best suited for you?
                    

CMO
(Certified Municipal Officer)

AMP
     (Accredited Municipal Professional)
               
             
    
    3 + years  municipal management/
leadership
experience   
  

          3 + years of municipal experience

       
8 Competency Areas:     
           

  • Municipal Operations
  • Communication
  • Service Delivery
  • Government Relations and Citizen Engagement
  • Strategic and Organizational Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Management
  • Leadership

5 Competency Areas:     
       

  • Municipal Operations
  • Communication
  • Service Delivery
  • Government Relations and Citizen Engagement
  • Managing Work                              

 

           

For more information about the CMO
 
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For more information about the AMP 
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