Who may participate in the program?

This program was designed for all county staff.


How do you enroll in the program?

To enroll in the program, just register to attend one of the workshops offering County Government Education credit.


Who teaches the program?

A team of experts which includes university faculty, government officials, professional speakers, FAC members, and FAC staff.


How long does it take to receive the CGEP designation?

There is no timeline to finish, however if fast-tracked, the program may be completed within 12 to 18 months. At FAC’s Annual Conference each year, we will recognize the staff that have completed the program during our Annual Conference.  Your credits are tracked in your online portal and they do not expire.


How much does the program cost?

Ten courses will be offered this calendar year. The registration fee for five of the courses will be $125 a day, while the other five course registrations are built into the conference registration price.  The price will vary depending on when you choose to take the courses offered.


How does FAC keep track of the points I have earned?

All core and elective courses will have sign-in sheets passed around the room throughout the day. In order to receive credit for a course, you must attend the entire program from start to finish. For continuing education, you need to register and attend the conference in order to receive credit.  All other participation is monitored and recorded.


How can I keep track of the credits that I have taken?

All of your records are maintained on the FAC portal. Transcripts may be found in your FAC portal under Professional Development. The FAC office will also notify you once you are getting close to completing the designation to ensure that you take the final courses needed to earn your recognition.