The Academy for Excellence in County Government is a certificate training program for county commissioners, council members, county executives, administrators and assistant administrators, chief clerks and assistant chief clerks, solicitors and assistant solicitors, and their equivalents in home rule counties. CCAP and the Academy are committed to training informed and responsible public officials to give Pennsylvania's counties the leadership needed to deal with the challenges of today's county government.
- 2019 - 2022 Academy Program Informational Brochure (PDF)
- Academy Achievement Award (PDF)
- Upcoming Academy Events
- Academy Transcript
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2021 Program Highlights
Core Required Credits
Look for the Academy icon in Conference programs to designate an eligible elective course.
Elective credits will be offered during select CCAP workshops, Insurance Program workshops and at Conference breakouts sessions. Elective course topics include, but are not limited to, these topic areas: human services, media relations, tax and assessment issues, writing skills, business etiquette, time management, public speaking, managing effective meetings, capital improvements, conflict resolution, economic development, budgeting, and more.
Virtual Session Credit
Some virtual events may be recorded and available for credit. To receive credit, the recorded session must be viewed in its entirety and a verification of attendance form submitted. Current courses available to be viewed electronically include:
Academy Achievement Award
The Academy Achievement Award (PDF) is presented to any participant in the program who fulfills the requirements of graduation within a four year period from time of initial enrollment. Recipients receive a monetary reimbursement of their investment in program registration fees at the time of graduation.
The CCAP Academy for Excellence in County Government provides the Academy Achievement Award with Assistance from: