If you have successfully completed a course from a recognized post-secondary institution within the last eight years that is applicable to the NACLAA Level I program, you may request a course exemption.
Students who hold the Certificate in Manitoba Municipal Administration (CMMA) or the University of Regina’s Certificate in Local Government Authority (CLGA) will receive transfer credits toward the NACLAA Level I certificate.
Qualifications & Admission
Enrolling in the program is a requirement if you want to earn the certificate. You may apply for admission as you start your studies or, if you prefer, after you have taken one or two courses.
To qualify for the program, you must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Experience in municipal government is considered an asset.
This program is currently open for enrolment—apply now!
TWO EASY STEPS TO APPLY
- Click on the ‘Apply now’ button below to download the Application for Program Admission form.
- Submit your completed application, along with a $100 admission fee.
Effective July 1, 2018 if you or your company are members of Circle For Aboriginal Relations (CFAR), the admission application fee into this program will be waived. Please identify on the form admission form that you or your company are members (this will be verified).
Tuition & Fees
- A one-time application fee of $100 is required for admission into the program.
- Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you register for your classes; courses are GST-exempt.
- Textbooks are not included in course fees; books can be purchased or ordered from the University of Alberta Bookstore.
- This program is eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.
You can register for a course without enrolling in the program. If later you decide to apply for the full program, the course(s) you’ve taken will be applied toward your certificate.
The program is fully available online; alternatively, students may choose to take a selection of face-to-face courses as part of their elective requirements.
Access to online courses is provided through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool used to deliver course content and connect students and instructors. Face-to-face electives are held at Enterprise Square, downtown Edmonton, Alberta.
Register online or by phone at 780-492-3116 (toll-free 1-800-808-4784). You may also register by mail, fax, or in person.
Course schedules are also available in printer-friendly PDF format.
Core courses (online)
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Elective courses (online)
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Elective courses (in-class)
While these 21-hour leadership NACLAA elective courses count towards the completion of the NACLAA certificate, they do not meet the current course requirements for the Certified Local Government Managers (CLGM) designation. Please see the Society of Local Government Managers website for more information about the complete certification process and list of current CLGM requirements. [Dec. 8, 2017]
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