New York State Municipal Clerks Institute & Academy

In partnership with the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy the, Association hosts the New York Stated Municipal Clerks Institute. This Institute is designed for clerks working towards their CMC or MMC designations. 

What's CMC and MMC?

These certifications, approved by IIMC, are designed to enhance your performance as Town Clerk. Both programs are extensive education programs which require time, commitment, and passion. 

The first of the two designations, Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC), requires municipal experience and an extensive education program, designed to be completed within three years.

The second designation, Master Municipal Clerk (MMC), is advanced education combined with a professional and social contribution. 

The courses offered encourage a high level of professional development to help a clerk continue their education goals through in person and online training over a two week period in July.    

Learn more about the New York State Municipal Clerks Institute by visiting the NYSMCI page or reaching out to your IIMC committee members. 

NYSMCI Scholarships

If you cannot afford to attend the NYSMCI do not worry! We offer scholarship opportunities each year. Your education is important to us and we don't want any clerk left behind! There is one (1) $950 scholarship for attendance in the CMC program and one (1) $950 scholarship in the MMC program at the 2024 New York State Municipal Clerks Institute. You must attend the entire two-week, hybrid institute, to receive the scholarship.