The Institute offers the following credential opportunities to those who complete a designated number of credits:

  • Credentialed California County Supervisor (for elected county supervisors)
  • Credentialed California County Senior Executive (for senior executives: CAO/CEO, deputy or assistant CAO/CEO, elected and appointed department heads, senior analysts and senior managers)
  • Each credential requires completion of at least 30 credits: 15 credits are from the core courses (100 level); 15 are from elective courses (300 and 400 level). Most Institute courses are three credits. The Technology Credential requires completion of five IT courses and five leadership courses.

Participants may earn a credential by either registering for the Credential Package (see below) or registering for individual classes. Even if you are undecided about earning a Credential, the Institute keeps track of your participation so all courses completed can be counted towards the Credential requirements.

Recognition for Achievement

Institute participants who complete their Credential are recognized for their commitment to continuing their professional education.

Upon completion of a Credential participants receive:
  • Unique framed Credential
  • Lapel pin
  • Listing on the Institute website
  • Recognition at a CSAC annual conference
  • Listing displayed at CSAC Institute

Download the CSAC Institute Credential Brochure for information on the Supervisor and Executive Credentials. Visit the Technology Credential site for details on that Credential.

CSAC Institute Credential Holders (updated 12 December 2017)

Discounted Credential Package Available

Save money on course registration! For those participants interested in pursuing a Credential from the Institute, a Credential Registration Package is available. This discounted package allows participants to register for up to 33 credit hours for a single, reduced, registration fee. That provides sufficient courses to complete either credential. To register for a credential package, click Register Now and follow the instructions.