Training and Resources



Upcoming Training

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The League has expanded the Certified Municipal Official Training Program to include LIVE webinar training and ANYTIME training. For mayors and councilmembers, webinar training and successful completion of a test on material presented will meet credit hours in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus programs. Need core curriculum hours? Watch for core curriculum training offered by webinars. You can ask questions live during the training or submit questions by email to our legal staff following a live or anytime training. Our in-person League events are valuable and we’ll always offer them, but online and anytime training will have a place too. We think you will find the addition of webinars a helpful resource to provide training for elected officials and municipal personnel. We hope to “see” you online soon!

How it works:

  • Watch for the online training schedule through ALM’s website, E-newsletter, Alabama Municipal Journal and Blast Emails.
  • Find the registration link in the information received or on the ALM website.
  • Register for the training.
  • Receive an email with the training link and a reminder email at the time of the training.
  • On the day of training, click the link in the email to be connected.
  • Following the webinar, receive a link to the recorded training session for future reference. 

Questions?  Contact Cindy Price

2018 CMO Webinar Schedule - Registration opens 3 weeks before each session 
  • Tuesday, October 30, 2018   -  Conflicting Offices and Interest
  • Tuesday, November 27, 2018   -  Conducting Public Hearings

ANYTIME Training
Need to access training that fits your schedule? ANYTIME training is here when you need it. Click HERE to hear and see the same training and Q&A session as the live event then take the test to complete for credit hours in the CMO Program.

Webinar - Conducting Public Hearings

Register HERE for the Conducting Public Hearings Webinar

Regardless of the reason for conducting a public hearing, municipal officials can rest assured that the people who attend and speak at a public hearing will not all sing from the same hymnal. Disagreements are to be expected. It can be difficult for municipalities to balance the rights of the public to voice their opinions and concerns with the need to conduct an orderly, efficient and fair hearing. This webinar will address some of the best practices for finding this balance.

When: November 27, 2018, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Registration Fee: $37.00 - Payment required with credit card at time of registration.
Registration Limit: The webinar is limited to 50 registrants.  Early registration is recommended!
Refunds: Registration fees for webinars are non-refundable. Substitutions are allowed.

Who should register: Elected Officials and Municipal Personnel / Any municipal employee may register, but only elected officials will be awarded credit hours in the CMO Program. 
Presenter: Rob Johnston, ALM Assistant General Counsel
CMO Credit: This webinar and successful completion of the test (70%) qualifies for one (1) credit hour in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus program in the Certified Municipal Official Program.  This webinar does not meet a core curriculum requirement.  Only elected officials are eligible for credit hours in the Certified Municipal Official Program.


2019 Spring Municipal Law Conference

April 12, 2019
Marriott Shoals Hotel and Spa, Florence, AL

(conference may be extended ½ day to Thursday afternoon or Saturday morning)


2019 Fall Municipal Law Conference

September 26 - 28, 2019
The Lodge at Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, AL


CMO DVD Courses

The League has made several of its most popular CMO training courses available on DVD. These courses are a valuable resource for municipalities to provide training for municipal personnel who did not attend the live training. Mayors and councilmembers who did not attend the live training can order select DVDs and earn credit hours in the CMO Program. Note: Read description to see if the DVD selected offers credit hours. Successful completion of a test on material presented is required to earn credit hours.

Certified Municipal Official DVD Courses CMO Credit Hours Price
2016 Orientation Conference for Elected Municipal
Officials and Municipal Personnel         
(No CMO Credit Available)
The Kirkwood, Missouri Experience       Read More... (No CMO Credit Available)
But We Didn't Do Anything Wrong!      Read More... (1.0 hour credit)
Basic, Advanced and Emeritus
When Disaster Strikes: Preparing Your Information 
Systems Infrastructure     
(0.5 hour credit)
Basic, Advanced and Emeritus

Professional Training Programs Available

Auburn University - Government and Economic Development Institute

University of Alabama - College of Continuing Studies

The League has been informed that the following training opportunities are available for municipal officials and employees.  Many of these seminars are sponsored by other organizations and you would need to contact them for information about the meeting and registration.
If the League is a sponsor, our telephone number is noted in the information below.  Although these conferences are arranged for positions designated, many of them allow other individuals to attend.  If you have a question on this, please contact the sponsoring agency.
If you have a conference you would like to add to this list, contact Carrie Banks with the information and include a contact person, address, telephone number and e-mail address if available.