Individuals can earn any of three Chancellor's Certificates offered through the Public Policy Administration department:

Planning and Zoning
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Planning & Zoning Certificate Program
PPA offers a non-credit certificate in Planning & Zoning certificate aimed at municipal/county planners, zoning officials, elected officials, city council members, and others seeking to learn more about local planning and the decisions involved.

Certificate in Volunteer Management
Recognizing the need for professional development in the critical field of volunteer management, MVMA, PPA's Nonprofit Management & Leadership Program, and UMSL PCS will offer classes and events that individuals can use to qualify for a noncredit “Chancellor’s Certificate in Volunteer Management” from UMSL.  

National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers and Finance Officers Certificate Program 
The PPA program offers a certificate program in Public Administration to county financial officers who have successfully completed courses in state and national treasury policy and management. The criteria for certification was developed in collaboration with The National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers and Finance Officers (NACCTFO) and includes courses in organizational and personnel management, public relations, fiscal management, budgeting, management information systems, economics, and federal legislative process.

To earn certification, participants must be serving as a

  • County treasurer
  • Tax collector
  • Trustee
  • Finance Official

By completing educational credits, individuals advance through four levels of certification:

  • Dean's Government Finance Officer
  • Dean's Government Finance Executive
  • Chancellor's Government Finance Professional
  • Chancellor's Finance Master

Program participants can view: Credits by Conference or Certification Totals

For more information about NACCTFO and Certification, see the NACCTFO Professional Certifcation Program site.