Advanced training for county officials beyond the state mandated educational requirements is an important part of the Institute’s efforts. Partnering with the County Judges and Commissioners Association and the Texas Association of Counties, the Institute worked to develop the Commissioners Court Advanced Curriculum (CCAC) program, an advanced certification for county judges and commissioners. The Institute offers CCAC courses at schools hosted for county judges and commissioners. Ever aware of the need for relevant and timely curriculum, the Institute, in partnership with Texas Association of Counties and the County Judges and Commissioners Association, is currently assisting with an update and revision of the CCAC program.
Commissioners attending programs offered through the Institute or where the Institute is the educational sponsor can look for courses on the program that meet the CCAC requirement. Transcripts are mailed annually to elected officials by the County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas, and the Institute and partners review the needed courses in order to determine course offerings each year.