Backed by research of various local government competency frameworks, we have developed the following Definition of Practice for Municipal Management as a resource and competency framework for local government professionals. The Core Knowledge Requirements outline the competencies, practices, and behaviours that local government managers must demonstrate for high achievement. This includes a broad understanding and knowledge of relevant political, economic, legal, infrastructure, and social issues, as well as issues specific to the community and region where the manager serves.
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|Requirement||Certified Municipal Officer (CMO)||Accredited Municipal Professional (AMP)||Accredited Ontario Municipal Clerk (AOMC)|
|Member in Good Standing||✓||✓||✓|
|Completed Municipal Administration Program (MAP) (MAP exemption is accepted)||✓||✓|
|Required Municipal Experience||3 years of municipal management experience||3 years of municipal experience||3 years as a clerk, deputy clerk, or equivalent role|
Management & Leadership Competency Areas:
General Competency Areas:
Points-based assessment requiring a score of 90 across the following 3 areas:
|Continuing Professional Development||60 hours is required every 3 years||60 hours is required every 3 years||100 hours is required every 5 years|
|Mentorship Support||Available upon registration||Available upon registration||Available upon request|
|Review Process||3 independent CMO-certified reviewers||3 independent AMP-certified reviewers||AMCTO staff review is conducted in order to calculate points towards the designation|
|Timeline for Completion||Estimated 6-12 months to prepare and compile a submission if candidate is able to satisfy all the requirements||Estimated 6-12 months to prepare and compile a submission if candidate is able to satisfy all the requirements||Estimated 1 month if the candidate can satisfy the points required for approval|
|Key Dates||March 15 - deadline to be recognized at AMCTO annual conference||March 15 - deadline to be recognized at AMCTO annual conference||March 15 - deadline to be recognized at AMCTO annual conference|
|Program Fees||$200.01 (HST included) due upon submission||$200.01 (HST included) due upon submission||$200.01 (HST included) due upon submission|