Advanced Certificate in Local Government Administration

Program Name Change

Effective the Spring/Summer 2019 (201920) term, the Local Government Authority and the Advanced Local Government Authority Certificate programs will be re-named the Local Government Administration and Advanced Local Government Administration Certificate programs.

Program Content Change

Effective Fall 2019 (201930) term, students admitted and/or re-admitted to the Advanced Local Government Administration program will be required to take the course LG 208 AA-ZZ, to complete the certificate program.  All students will still be required to complete 10 courses to graduate with the Advanced Certificate, though LG 208AA-ZZ will be required as part of the program for new and re-admitted students. Students admitted to the Advanced Local Government Administration program prior to the Fall 2019 (201930) term will not be required to take the additional course, but are welcome to take it as an elective.

Deepen your knowledge of subjects that relate to local government issues and administration. The Advanced Certificate in Local Government Administration (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 Administration 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 Administration 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: 7 core + 3 elective courses (2 electives at the 200 level or above)
  • Credit Hours: 30 credit hours
  • Pre-Requisites: None
  • Program Duration: Part-time study

Municipal Administrator Certification

The Advanced Certificate in Local Government Administration 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 Administration
LG 202 Local Government Legislation and Statute Law
LG 204 Basic Accounting Practices
LG 206 Local Government Accounting
LG 208 Special Topics in Local Government

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

  • Nine (9) additional credit hours chosen from the list below
  • Two (2) courses must be at the 200-level or above
  • Electives must be selected from at least two different disciplines
Anthropology, Business, Economics, Geography, History, Indigenous Studies, Public Relations, Psychology, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology, or Women’s and Gender Studies.

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The Laddering Option

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

Certification Requirements

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