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 Local Government Administration program will be required to take an additional course, LG 208 AA-ZZ, to complete the certificate program. All new students will now be required to complete the five required courses in order to graduate with the Local Government Administration Certificate. Students admitted to the 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 if they wish.

The Urban and Rural Boards of Examiners have made completion of parts or all of the Certificate in Local Government Admnistration program the educational requirement of certification for the administrator of a rural or an urban municipality.

  • Courses to Complete: 5 core courses
  • Credit Hours: 15 credit hours
  • Pre-Requisites: None
  • Program Duration: Part-time study

Courses are offered online (Fall and Winter) and one-week in-class intensives are available for some Spring courses.

You Will Learn

  • The fundamental concepts of society, democracy, and principles of local government administration in Saskatchewan
  • Introduction to Saskatchewan legislation relevant to municipal government processes, procedures and authority
  • Basic accounting principles
  • The history, purposes and principles of local government accounting, budgeting, audits, assessment and taxation with emphasis on Urban and Rural Municipalities and School Division accounting
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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

Course Listing

CRN Course Sec Title Instructor Dates
32018 LG 200 397 Local Government Authority in Saskatchewan Kenneth Kolb Sep 4
Dec 6
32019 LG 202 397 Local Government Legislation and Statute Law Ronald Laird Sep 4
Dec 6
32020 LG 204 397 Basic Accounting Practices Corey Hadden Sep 4
Dec 6
32021 LG 206 397 Local Government Accounting Steven Brown Sep 4
Dec 6

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The Laddering Option

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