Welcome to the AOMC

The Accredited Ontario Municipal Clerk (AOMC) certifies a Clerk on their education, experience and professional contributions. This professional designation seeks to create a standard for Ontario Clerks that advances professionalism through a commitment to continuous learning and development. The municipal clerk is one of two statutory roles required for each Ontario municipality.


The AOMC designation establishes a high standard by promoting the unique value, elements and professional requirements for municipal clerks in Ontario. These duties require strong management, organizational, political and legislative knowledge in order to manage internal services, policy processes and various matters of legislative compliance with elected officials.


To apply for the AOMC Program you need the following:

  1. Be a member of AMCTO in good standing
  2. Currently employed as a Clerk or Deputy Clerk in Ontario with a minimum of three (3) years full-time experience (note: other job titles accepted if duties align).

To learn more about the AOMC, consult with our AOMC Program Manual or speak with an AMCTO staff member today.

Ready to Apply?

Resources to Get You Started:

Registering for the AOMC:


Preparing your AOMC Submission


The AOMC Review Process

  • AMCTO Staff will review your submission and evidence against the AOMC Scoring System - View the AOMC Scoring Chart
  • If you acquire enough points, you will be recommended for approval
  • Granting of the Designation by the Board of Directors at their next meeting


Maintenance of Designation Process

  • Follow the AOMC Maintenance Program Guidelines


AOMC Testimonials

"The Accredited Ontario Municipal Clerk designation offered through AMCTO is an important step in the career of a municipal clerk and pursuing the designation was a worthwhile venture. It is a valuable designation because it confirms the utmost qualities and skills that a competent municipal clerk should have. Achieving this designation showcases the professionalism and experience that a municipal clerk must obtain through AMCTO and it is recognized among peers in local government. I am proud to be a recognized holder of this designation."

- Michael Di Lullo, AOMC, City Clerk/Director of Council Services, City of Cambridge

"Achieving the AOMC designation was both a personal and professional milestone that simultaneously strengthens the role of the Clerk and my own career. Completing the application provided a great opportunity for self-reflection and it was relatively straightforward, with great support from AMCTO staff. "

- Lianne Sauter, Dipl.M.A., AOMC, Director of Corporate Services/Clerk, Town of Bancroft


AOMC Category Scoring:

  • Education
  • Experience
  • Professional Contributions

For Assistance

After reading the AOMC Manual, feel free to contact Nikki Gaudon, Accreditation Coordinator with any further inquiries:


AOMC Application Form

Premier Designation

Non-Management Designation