Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC)

The Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) program is designed to enhance the job performance of the Clerk in small and large municipalities. To earn the CMC designation, a Municipal Clerk must attend extensive education programs. The CMC designation also requires pertinent experience in a municipality. The CMC program prepares the applicants to meet the challenges of the complex role of the Municipal Clerk by providing them with quality education in partnership with institutions of higher learning, as well as State / Provincial / National Associations. The CMC program has been assisting clerks to excel since 1970.

The International Institute of Municipal Clerks website has more information about the IIMC Education Guidelines and Designation Requirements.

Master Municipal Clerk (MMC)

The Master Municipal Clerk (MMC) program is one of the two professional designations granted by IIMC. The MMC program is an advanced continuing education program that prepares participants to perform complex municipal duties. The program has an extensive and rigorous educational component and a professional and social contribution component. The MMC applicant must demonstrate that they have actively pursued education and professional activities.

Learn more at the IIMC website.


Local Government Archives and Records Administration Certificate

The National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators is a professional association dedicated to the improvement of federal, state, and local government records and information management and the professional development of government records administrators and archivists. NAGARA offers a Local Government Archives and Records Administration Certificate Program. Learn more.

IIMC Region V

Region V of IIMC includes Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee. Learn more from the IIMC website.

Region V Directors

Terri Kowal, MMC

City Clerk, City of Auburn Hills
18127 N. Squirrel Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 
Ph: (248) 370-9402
Term expires 2015

Lanaii Y. Benne, MMC

Assistant City Recorder, City of Franklin
PO Box 305
Franklin, TN 37064
Ph: (615) 791-3217
Fax: (615) 790-0469
Term expires 2016

Conference Grant

Don't miss out: one qualified person from Region V will be selected to receive a Grant to cover the cost of Registrationto the IIMC Conference this year. Details will be posted on the Scholarships page

Education Guideline Revisions: Effective January 1, 2010

  • Eliminated the CMC Recertification program. Please note that in order to recognize an IIMC designation, the candidate must be an active member of IIMC.
  • Removed the current requirement that requires that MMC candidates receive a minimum number of points per year to remain in the Academy. IIMC still recommends that candidates submit pertinent material and the MMC Application once or twice yearly, in order to stay informed.
  • The number of points for MMC is set at 100: 60 points of which are Advanced Education points, 20 of which are Professional and Social Contribution points, as well as 20 Combination points - which can come from either category.
  • IIMC-approved Institutes/Academies will continue to receive one (1) education point for every two (2) hours of instruction.
  • Removed the requirement for IIMC course review of courses by Institutes/Academies.
  • State/Provincial Associations will earn one (1) Continuing Education – Experience point (CMC) for every four (4) hours of instruction with pre-approval or one (1) Advanced Education point (MMC) for every four (4) hours of instruction with pre-approval.
  • State/Provincial Associations must continue to submit the Course Review Form in order to get 1 point per 4 hours.
  • All other training that meets the guidelines (outside Institutes and State/Provincial Associations) will earn one (1) Experience (CMC) or one (1) Professional and Social Contribution (MMC) point for every six (6) hours of training.
  • Approved that caps for college degrees or courses for MMC candidates will mirror the caps for CMC candidates. Applicants can receive 20 Advanced Education points for a B.A. in a related field; 10 points for a B.A. in an unrelated field; and 5 points for an A.A. in a related field (for degrees that were not used on the CMC application).
  • Removed the current cap of 20 points for attendance at IIMC Annual Conferences.
  • Removed the CMC-Experience current cap of 10 points on State/Provincial Conference attendance.
  • Removed the caps on Distance Education relative to IIMC Education, Institutes or approved courses.
  • IIMC Members attending IIMC Annual Conferences can earn up to eight (8) points. IIMC members will be scanned in for attendance. To earn all eight (8) points, a Delegate must attend all educational session time slots during the entire Conference.
  • Approved that Clerk presenters/instructors can earn 1 point per 2 hours toward the MMC for teaching at an Institute/Academy/IIMC Annual Conference, and 1 point per 4 hours toward the MMC for teaching a State/Provincial course, including preparation and instruction time, applicable to either Advanced Education or Professional and Social Contributions.

Please feel free to contact IIMC's Education Department at 909/944-4162 with any questions or concerns you may have regarding these changes.