AMANB Certification

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Professional Certification in Local Government Administration

BACKGROUND

The first AMANB professional certifications in local government administration were awarded in June 1990. The program was developed by the Education Committee with feedback from the membership to meet the association’s goal to continue upgrading professional skills of members so that the level of municipal services continues to be enhanced and improved.

Professional Certification is an attempt by an organized occupational group to ensure that a certain standard of knowledge and performance is achieved by practising members of the profession. It is a process by which an association recognizes that an individual has mastered the appropriate knowledge for practice in the profession.

The objectives of the AMANB Professional Certification in Local Government Administration are:

 

STRUCTURE

Recognizing that the AMANB membership is diversified with administrative positions at varying levels with differing degrees of responsibility in villages, towns, cities, rural communities, regional municipalities and regional service commissions, it was decided that three levels of certification would be appropriate.

The level of certification is dependent on both the work experience and the level of education obtained.

The levels are defined as:

 

LEVEL 1 – Basic Professional Certification in Local Government Administration: as a prerequisite for Level 2 (see NOTE below for transitional clause)

-To achieve Level 1 the following minimum is required:

Education: A certificate in local governance and/or public administration from an accredited postsecondary institution

or Equivalent*

Experience: minimum of 2 years in municipal administration or local governance.

 

LEVEL 2 – Intermediate Professional Certification in Local Government Administration: as a prerequisite for Level 3 (see NOTE below for transitional clause)

-To achieve Level 2, the following minimum is required:

Education: Undergraduate Degree in Public Administration, Social Sciences or Business Administration (major in Finance, Human Resources or Management) from a Canadian accredited postsecondary institution

or Equivalent*

Experience: minimum of 5 years in municipal administration or local governance.   

 

LEVEL 3 – Advanced Professional Certification in Local Government Administration

-To achieve Level 3, the following minimum is required:

Education: Graduate Degree in Public Administration or Social Science from an accredited postsecondary institution

or Equivalent*

Experience: minimum of 10 years in municipal administration or local governance.  

 

*EQUIVALENCY

Various programs and courses will have to be evaluated and approved by the Certification Committee in order to receive credit toward a certification level. Members seeking certification are strongly encouraged to submit their training plan prior to enrolling in a specific postsecondary program.

 

NOTE

A transitional clause allows members who already attained Level 1 - Basic and are already in a program to seek Level 2 - Intermediate and Level 3 - Advanced based on the pre-June 2019 criteria for a period of three years.

 

ADMINISTRATION

For processing of applications and ongoing review of criteria established for certification, the Certification Committee is comprised of the Chair of the Education Committee, the Past President, one retired member and one person from the academic sector. The Executive Director serves as Registrar.

The Committee is responsible for receiving and processing applications and recommending certification of members to the Board of Directors granting of certification. At the discretion of the committee, an interview may be required.

The certification is presented at the Association’s Annual Conference. If the recipient is unable to attend the Annual Conference, the award will be sent to the individual.

 

ELIGIBILITY

In the two consecutive years prior to applying for certification, the applicant must be

 

SUBMISSION AND DEADLINE
Please contact Danielle Charron, Registrar for application form:
Telephone: (506) 453-4229
E-mail amanb@nb.aibn.com
Complete and return the application form prior to April 8, 2019

 

 

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