Certification and Professional Education Credits

When you attend a workshop, you're not just learning, you're on your way to earning professional education credits for your participation.

  • CLA Certificate of Achievement: Demonstrate your commitment to civic leadership. Two required workshops (Leadership Lessons: Trying Times Demand Sound Leadership and New Civics: The Dynamics of Today’s Civics and Globalization) plus any four additional half-day workshops may be completed in one to three years.
  • ICMA Credentials Manager: Our workshop topics align with the International City/County Management Association’s 14 practice areas so professional government managers can earn credit towards their ICMA Credentials Manager designation.
  • Continuing Professional Education Credits: Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Continuing Professional Education Credits (CPEs) are available based on the instructional time of each workshop.

For questions about earning a certification or professional education credits when attending a CLA program, email Janiece Bollie at jbollie@niu.edu.

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Civic Leadership Academy
Northern Illinois University
Monat Building
148 N. Third St.
DeKalb, IL 60115

Phone: 815-753-1907
Email: CivicLeadershipAcademy@niu.edu

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