Minnesota Municipal Clerks Institute (MMCI)

Minnesota Municipal Clerks Institute (MMCI)

For program questions:

Jennifer Janasie 

For registration questions:

Roxann Neu 

Minnesota Municipal Clerks Institute (MMCI)


May 3-7, 2021 

Virtual Event


General Program Description

The MMCI (Institute) is a three-year continuing education program leading to professional accreditation. 

Each year the Institute consists of a required five day, 40 hour curriculum, for a total of 120 hours of programming over the three year period. Once participants have completed the mandatory 120 hour curriculum, they become graduates of the Institute.

This is an exceptional and internationally accredited program, for which SCSU is the only authorized provider in Minnesota. The International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) has set forth the guidelines and accredits the Institute.

Clerks successfully completing the three year Institute program are awarded 50 points toward the Education requirements of the Minnesota Certified Municipal Clerk (MCMC) designation.  Graduates must apply to the MCFOA for this certification, showing 25 points in the Experience category and 3 years of active membership in the MCFOA in addition to their 50 Education points.

MMCI graduates can also apply for certification from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks for the Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) designation which requires 60 points in Education and 50 experiences points with two years of active membership in the IIMC.

Why Attend?

The MMCI offers:

  • Top-notch courses that are directly applicable to work in the field.
  • Professional development in the areas of public administration, social and interpersonal skills, and special topics central to emerging issues.
  • The chance to view problems from multiple perspectives and to refine problem solving techniques.
  • Lecture, discussion, and hands-on training, taught by experts with a focus on practical, how-to education.
  • Accredited and experienced professionals who recognize the critical role of the municipal clerk in serving both large and small cities.
  • An invaluable networking opportunity for discussion and idea sharing among clerks from throughout Minnesota.

This training program strives to enhance the quality, professional competence and performance of municipal clerks in the state of Minnesota. The intent of training is to improve local governance and thus improve service to the local citizen.

The Institute delivers the following outcomes:

  • Participants will be well-versed in the theory and practice of their profession and learn how to keep abreast of new laws or changes affecting the profession.
  • Participants will be able to apply what they have learned to their jobs.
  • Participants will be able to gain insight into their profession through contact with instructors and through a network of experienced municipal clerks.
  • Participants will be able to attain their CMC certification within three years if they have also obtained the IIMC required experience points and meet IIMC membership requirements. Graduates of the Institute can also apply for the designation of MCMC if they have also obtained the MCFOA required experience points and meet MCFOA membership requirements.