Hamilton County Register of Deeds Marc Gravitt has earned the designation of Certified Public Administrator from The University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service, through the County Technical Assistance Service and in cooperation with the County Officials Association of Tennessee and the Tennessee County Services Association.
The County Officials Certificate Training Program is a comprehensive training program designed to provide specialized, office-specific, technical, administrative, managerial and leadership training to elected officials and their employees. The goal is to help them run their office more efficiently and effectively, also offering a comprehensive knowledge of the inner workings of county government. CTAS believes that having a broader understanding of county government operations will help officials and their employees serve their constituencies better. In short, graduates of COCTP will obtain a thorough knowledge of county government and will be designated as Certified Public Administrators.
“I came from the private sector, where I attended continuing education class not only to maintain my licenses, but to stay up to date on changes to the law at the state and federal level. I think it’s just as important, if not more so, for government leaders to continue their education to better serve the public and our staff,” said Mr. Gravitt.
To complete the requirements of COCTP, you must complete the following: 4 of the core classes, 40 credits of electives, a passing score of 70 percent or higher earned on the County Government Overview Exam, a passing score of 70 percent or higher earned on the Exit Exam; and attendance at the Capstone event.