Continuing Education

The Georgia Municipal Courts Training Council (GMCTC) consists of five municipal judges appointed by the Council of Municipal Court Judges and is staffed by the AOC. The Training Council oversees all aspects of training for municipal judges and chief clerks, including certification, curriculum development, and continuing education courses. The GMCTC also acts as the liaison to the Judicial Qualifications Commission concerning judges in regard to training requirements. Georgia law requires that all municipal court judges and chief clerks obtain annual certification. Judges must initially complete 20 hours of training and 12 hours annually to remain in good standing Chief municipal clerks are required to complete 16 hours of training in the first year of employment, and 8 hours annually each year thereafter.

Training Policy and Guidelines

Announcing the Georgia Courts Registrar (GCR) for 2015 Educational Activities

Municipal court judges will sign up for 2015 continuing education through the new Georgia Courts Registrar, an online user interface developed for use by many court professionals licensed or certified by the Administrative Office of the Courts and other judicial branch organizations.

The Georgia Courts Registrar will allow you to enter profile information, pay fees (use of a credit card, rather than a check, will expedite your course registration), register for course events, upload documents, track certification hours, print certificates and communicate with ICJE and AOC staff through a secure user account.

Georgia Courts Registrar