Welcome to the website for local government officials certification, Career Development, programs. All programs are offered in conjunction with the appropriate statewide association: Commissioners of the Revenue Association of Virginia, Treasurers’ Association of Virginia, Virginia Court Clerks Association, and Virginia Sheriffs' Association/Virginia Sheriffs Institute.

Certification programs are a joint venture between the Cooper Center and the local official organizations. The program descriptions and requirements, while similar in purpose, do vary among the organizations. Complete details for each program including purpose, content, eligibility, requirements, procedures, and regulations are found at each organization web site. (Click on the appropriate link below).

Each certification program has two components, taking and passing required courses, and earning necessary “points” through participation in association events. These elements are described on the relevant web site as they vary among the organizations.

Administration and record keeping for all aspects of the programs are provided by the Cooper Center. Information is posted to individual transcripts in the following manner. Course grades are usually posted within ten days of the exam. Attendance at regularly scheduled events--district meeting, annual meeting, etc, --should normally be posted within two weeks of the event. Timing of data entry can vary somewhat from the above schedule for those events that are outside the administrative scope of the Center as the results are not always reported to the Center in a timely manner.

If you have any questions about your records, please contact Beth Watson at eaw3f@virginia.edu or 434-982-2144.

Commissioner of the Revenue Career Development Page

 Commissioners of the Revenue Association of Virginia                    

Commissioners of the Revenue/Deputies Certification Program Application Form

Commissioners of the Revenue/Deputies Certification Program Enrollment Form                                                                                             

Commissioners of The Revenue Career Development Program Handbook

Treasurers' Association of Virginia Certification Page

Treasurers' Association of Virginia
Treasurers/Deputy Treasurers Certification Program Application
Treasurers/Deputy Treasurers Certification Program Enrollment Form

Treasurers/Deputy Treasurers Certification Program Recertification Application                                                                                       

Treasurers' Association of Virginia Certification Program Handbook(TREA)

Treasurers' Association of Virginia Certification Program Handbook(Deputies)

Virginia Court Clerks Association

Court Clerks/Deputy Clerks Certification Program Application
Court Clerks/Deputy Clerks Certification Program Enrollment Form

Court Clerks/Deputy Clerks Certification Program Handbook

Virginia Sheriffs' Association

Sheriffs/Deputy Sheriffs Certification Program Enrollment Form