Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government
The Municipal Association began offering online training for the Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government in response to members asking for on-demand training. On-demand MEOI allows elected officials to take courses according to their schedule and avoid delays associated with waiting for the once-a-year course offerings for the in-person sessions. Five of the seven required courses are available online as an on-demand course.
Officials also have available a noncredited course that can be taken online as soon as they are elected, "The Five Basics of Effective Governing." This noncredited course lays the groundwork for municipal elected officials as they begin their municipal service.
Risk Management Services
The Association's Risk Management Services has partnered with LocalGovU to offer its members online courses written specifically for public entities. The extensive range of training categories includes human resources, management, law enforcement and many others.
The South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy has approved the law enforcement and corrections courses for continuing education credit. The South Carolina Planning and Education Advisory Committee has approved courses for planning and zoning officials. Water and wastewater staff can receive continuing education credit through the South Carolina Board of Environmental Certification.
The courses take about 30 minutes to complete. A certificate of completion is available to print once a course has been completed.