Advanced Certificate in Local Government Authority

Deepen your knowledge of subjects that relate to local government issues and administration. The Advanced Certificate in Local Government Authority (ACLGA) program is flexible and accessible.

"As a professional organization, the RMAA believes it is important that we strive to raise the level of qualification of our members to meet the ever changing demands of our occupation. The Advanced Certificate in Local Government Authority program will provide a progressive opportunity for educational and professional development for those in the municipal field." - Rural Administrators' Association of Saskatchewan

"The Urban Board of Examiners supports the Advanced Certificate in Local Government Authority as a valuable education program that trains municipal administrators to do the specific type of work required in this field. Administrators are constantly seeking out new opportunities to enhance their skills, and the ACLGA will help them to accomplish this objective." - Urban Board of Examiners

  • Courses to complete: 6 core + 4 elective courses
  • Credit Hours: 30 credit hours
  • Pre-Requisites: None
  • Program Duration: Part-time study

Municipal Administrator Certification

The Advanced Certificate in Local Government Authority fulfills part or all of the educational requirements towards advanced certification for the administrator of a rural or an urban municipality.

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Core Courses

LG 200 Introduction to Local Government Authority
LG 202 Local Government Legislation and Statute Law
LG 204 Basic Accounting Practices
LG 206 Local Government  Accounting

Plus Two of the Following

PSCI 100  People, Power, and Politics: An Introduction
GEOG 100 Introduction to Geography
ECON 100 Introductory Economics OR
ECON 201 Introduction to Microeconomics

Elective Courses

12 credit hours, 2 courses at 200 level or above
PSCI 100 People, Power, and Politics: An Introduction
ECON 100 Introduction to Economic Issues
GEOG 100 Introduction to Geography
GEOG 220 Human Geography
GEOG 324 Urban Geography
GEOG 334 Rural Geography
ECON 201 Introductory Microeconomics
ECON 212 Economic Development of the Canadian Prairies
ECON 232 Government and Economics
ECON 233 Issues in Canadian Agriculture
ECON 237 Economics of Canadian Regionalism
ECON 354 Economics of Cities
PSCI 230 Canadian Politics
PSCI 336 Canadian Labour and Politics
PSCI 331 Canadian Federalism
PSCI 360 Local Government in Canada
PSCI 361 Local and Community Politics
HIST 101 Introduction to History
ENGL 100 Literature and Composition I
WMST 100 Introduction to Women's Studies
PSYC 101 Introductory Psychology A
ANTH 100 Introduction to Anthropology
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
BUS 260 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
PR 100 Foundations of Public Relations
PR 200 Strategic Communication Planning
PR 201 Communication Tools and Techniques
Up to 6 credit hours of relevant courses - may include topics in the areas of business administration, community development, prairie studies, climate change, etc.

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The Laddering Option

  1. Certificate in Local Government Authority
  2. Advanced Certificate in Local Government Authority
  3. Bachelor of Arts

For more information on certification requirements, please contact the Rural Board of Examiners.

Kevin Ritchie, Secretary to the Board
E-mail: Rural Board of Examiners
Ph: 306-732-2030

Urban Board of Examiners
Joyce L. Aitken, Secretary to the Board
E-mail: Urban Board of Examiners
Ph: 306-796-2288