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TMCCP Recertification

After an enrollee has graduated from the Texas Municipal Clerks Certification Program, recertification is required every five years to maintain Texas Registered Municipal Clerk (TRMC) status.

Recertification is a continuation of the philosophy and the fact that H.B. 2029 recognizes, supports, and awards Texas Municipal Clerks as key professionals in municipal government.

H.B. 2029 was enacted by the 70th legislature and became Section 22.074 of the Local Government Code. It requires that "a person who holds a certificate issued under this section must renew the certificate not later than five years after the date on which the original certificate was issued."

On this page:
Requirements for Recertification
Frequently Asked Questions About Recertification
Recertification Book Report Guidelines
List of Approved Books for Recertification Book Reports

Apply now to enroll in TMCCP Recertification; contact us if you have any questions

 

Requirements for Recertification

PDF View & print a PDF of Recertification Requirements

1. Enroll in the TMCCP Recertification Program.
2. Be a member of TMCA, Inc., at time of recertification enrollment and maintain continuous membership throughout recertification.
3. Attend the following six TMCCP seminars:
  2 TMCCP Graduate Institute Seminars
2 TMCCP Election Law Seminars
2 TMCCP Seminars (other than the Graduate Institute and Election Law Seminars)
4. Accumulate a minimum of 60 points from the following educational options: (Submit the Affirmation of Academic Honesty Form with submitted work.)
       
  Book report (View list of books approved for book reports) (View the guidelines for book reports.)   20 points each
  TMCCP revised homework module   20 points
  Athenian Dialogue with assessment (Assessment to be graded by the TMCCP Education Director. Assessment must be submitted no later than 30 days after attending the dialogue.)   20 points
  Knowledge Transfer Action Plan (KTAP) with approved seminar (e.g., ARMA, TSL, and other professional certifications and groups outside of TMCCP)   10 points (minimum 6 hr. seminar)
20 points (minimum 12 hr. seminar)

  IIMC Academy session with assessment   20 points
  IIMC online distance learning course with assessment  

10 points (1-5 hr. course)
20 points (6+ hour course)

  Approved college course (credit applied with an assessment; copy of transcript also required)   20 points
 

Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program Certificate (credit applied with assessment; copy of certificate also required)

  40 points
  Eligible HR certification (credit applied with assessment; copy of certificate also required)   30 points
  Associate degree in related field (credit applied with assessment; copy of transcript also required)   30 points
  Bachelor's degree or higher in related field (credit applied with assessment; copy of transcript also required)   50 points

Apply now to enroll in TMCCP Recertification.

 

Explanation of Educational Options
For Enrollees Pursuing Further Recertification

"TMCCP Revised Homework Module" option (20 points)
The recertification enrollee will submit work on a revised module of coursework from the Texas Municipal Clerks Certification Program. The following revised modules are currently available: Course 3--Coursesites online course with "A Budgeting Guide for Local Government" and "The Responsible Administrator"; Course 4, module 1--"Excellence in Business Communication"; Course 4, module 3--"Managing Local Government Services." (List last updated 12/15/2015.) Contact the TMCCP office to request a module.

"Athenian Dialogue with Assessment" option (20 points)
Attend and fully participate in an Athenian Dialogue and submit a written assessment of the dialogue within 30 days to TMCCP Education Director Dr. Amy Holt. Learn more about Athenian Dialogues and where and when they are offered by visiting IIMC's website.

"Knowledge Action Transfer Plan (KTAP)" option (10 points: minimum 6 hr. seminar; 20 points: minimum 12 hr. seminar)
PDF Learn about the KTAP here. The enrollee will submit the KTAP paperwork to the TMCCP office for credit. Note that graduates can select to do a KTAP on a third TMCCP Graduate Institute Seminar if they have already attended the two required Graduate Institute Seminars for their current recertification seminar requirements.

"IIMC Academy Session" option (20 points)
The recertification enrollee must submit a copy of the letter or certificate from IIMC stating that education points have been awarded for the session; an assessment must also be submitted at this time.

"IIMC Online Distance Learning Course" option (10 points for 1-5 hour course; 20 points for a 6+ hour course.)
The recertification enrollee must complete an IIMC online distance learning course and submit an assessment to the TMCCP office. Learn more about the courses offered here.

"Approved College Course" option (20 points)
Approved college courses include courses in government, management, business administration, public administration, finance, or economics. Contact the TMCCP office for more information if you would like to pursue this option; an assessment and copy of your transcript will be submitted.

"CPM Program Certificate" option (40 points)
The recertification enrollee must complete the Certified Public Manager Program and must submit a copy of the CPM Certificate for TMCCP recertification credit. (Credit applied with assessment and copy of certificate.) Learn more about the CPM Program and what universities currently offer the program.

"Eligible HR Certification" option (30 points)
The recertification enrollee must complete the indicated (listed below) SHRM, PHR, or IPMA certificate and must submit a copy of the certificate for TMCCP recertification credit. Please note that only one certificate related to the field of human resources may ever be applied for TMCCP recertification credit. Additional certificates related to human resources will not be eligible for TMCCP recertification credit. (Current and retroactive credit applied with assessment; copy of certificate also required.)

ELIGIBLE HR CERTIFICATIONS:

  • SHRM Certification offered by the Society for Human Resource Management: either the SHRM-CP or the SHRM-SCP. Learn more here.
  • PHR Certification offered by the HR Certification Institute: either the PHR or SPHR. Learn more here.
  • IPMA Certification offered by the International Public Management Association for Human Resources: either the IPMA-CP or the IPMA-SCP. Learn more here.

Associate degree in related field (credit applied with assessment; copy of transcript also required) (30 points)

Bachelor's degree or higher in related field (credit applied with assessment; copy of transcript also required) (50 points)

 

View our Frequently Asked Questions about recertification:

 

Recertification Book Reports

Recertification Book Reports

View the list of approved books for book reports.

A selection of books for books reports is offered to give you an opportunity to read material that relates to your personal goals of education and professional development. As Stephen R. Covey emphasized in The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, it is vital to "sharpen the saw," especially for the long-term career person. As you read, think, and write, the experience should inspire you to continue to explore new thoughts, processes, and techniques within your profession and to commit to remaining a "lifetime learner."

Begin your work early to take full advantage of the joy of the experience. Examine the books, the qualifications of the authors, and any additional reading material suggested by the books. Think about the theme and the main points of the book as they relate to your personal circumstances. Discuss the book with someone. Organize and plan your thoughts by outlining; write; proofread; and then, rewrite and polish. Keep it simple. Use your own words. Be complete, concise, and clear.

 

Textbooks Approved for Recertification Book Reports

A full list of textbooks enrollees may report on is available here.

 

Sample Book Report Outline

Download a printer-friendly copy of the outline and book report guidelines.

Submit the Affirmation of Academic Honesty Form with each report.

The reports should follow the following generic example:

  1. Title page
  1. Name of book; author(s)/editor(s); publisher; date
  2. Your name; position; and city
  1. Body of report
  1. Introduction: beginning paragraph
  1. State the theme or purpose of the book (tell who, what, when, and why about the book and author)
  2. Briefly describe the order/organization of the paper (Tell how the report is structured; i.e.; (1) discussion of three (or appropriate number) main points; (2) discussion by chronological order of events; 3) discussion by presentation of pros and cons of main idea; 4) discussion by chapter topics; or 5) your choice of method
  1. Body of the paper
  1. Use the method you selected in #2 above
  2. Add applications and examples from your knowledge and experience to support your ideas
  1. Conclusion
  1. Summarize the theme of the book
  2. State your opinion about the theme of the book and your personal applications, if any

If you have any questions that are not answered here, please contact Administrative Specialist Miriam Sheehan.

Apply now to enroll in TMCCP Recertification.

 

 
             
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