The program content for each core course is designed to cover fundamental information necessary to effectively work in county government. To graduate, county staff must earn a minimum of 30 credit hours of core curriculum. Each core course is equivalent to 6 hours of credit. The majority of these programs are offered once a calendar year.
The following courses develop skills that are important to county staff. A maximum of 9 credit hours from these or similar classes may be applied toward the 45 hours required for certification. Each elective course is equivalent to 3 hours of credit. Four elective courses are provided throughout the year. The program topics offered vary from year to year.
Participation in statewide education and policymaking events is an important part of the CGE curriculum. As such, the following events are CGE accredited. The credit hours for each of these programs vary due to program length. To become certified, county staff must earn 6 hours of continuing education credits.