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.
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- Congratulations 2022 Academy Graduates (PDF)
- 2019 - 2022 Academy Program Informational Brochure (PDF)
2023 - 2026 Academy Program Informational Brochure Coming Soon!
- Academy Achievement Award (PDF)
- Upcoming Academy Events
- Academy Transcript
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Congratulations 2022 Academy Program Graduates
Front row, seated (l to r): Amy Webster, Blair County, commissioner; Robin Gorman, Indiana County, commissioner; Pat Fabian, Armstrong County, commissioner; Judith Herschel, Susquehanna County, commissioner; Stacy Richards, Union County, commissioner; Nicole Hemminger, Blair County, county administrator/chief clerk
Back row (l to r): Robert Kagel, Chester County, county administrator; Daryl Miller, Bradford County, commissioner and 2022 CCAP President; Glenn Roth, Jr., Schuylkill County, first assistant solicitor; Ernie King, Wyoming County, commissioner; Jeffrey Reber, Union County, commissioner; Rick Wilbur, Wyoming County, commissioner; Paul Buber, Schuylkill County, director of finance; Josh Maxwell, Chester County, commissioner; Linda Deatrich, Schuylkill County, chief clerk; Krista Gromalski, Pike County, chief clerk; Elizabeth Arnold, Susquehanna County, commissioner; Lisa Schaefer, CCAP, executive director.
Academy 25th Anniversary Celebration
Thank You 25th Anniversary Sponsors
Program Highlights and Promotions
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: