MTCCA sponsors a program to allow Maine municipal clerks to become Certified Clerks of Maine (CCM). There are three steps to state certification: original, re-certification and lifetime. The certification status is gained through a combination of education and professional experience. On average, an original certificate can be obtained by a full-time professional Clerk in approximately five years. The re-certification must be completed within three-to-five years of receiving the original certification. The lifetime certification is eligible to Clerks who have been actively working in the profession for ten years or longer. In order to encourage professional development amongst all members of the clerk profession in Maine, the certification program is open to all Municipal Clerks, Deputy Municipal Clerks and Assistant Municipal Clerks.
There are three levels of certification a Clerk can achieve under the MTCCA certification program:
- original certification
- re-certification and
- lifetime certification