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Certificate of Municipal Leadership

CML-icon-75AWC’s Certificate of Municipal Leadership (CML) program recognizes mayors and councilmembers for accomplishing training in four core areas. In order to earn the certificate, municipal leaders must meet requirements in the following competencies, and achieve 30 credits:

  • Effective local leadership
  • Community planning and development
  • Public sector resource management
  • Roles, responsibilities and legal requirements

Upon check in for the Labor Relations Institute, elected officials automatically receive CML credits in the roles, responsibilities and legal requirements competency as follows:

  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday = 7 credits
  • Thursday only = 3 credits
  • Friday only = 3 credits


HR Certification Institute (HRCI) credits

HRCISeal18This activity, ID No. 385743, has been approved for 12.75 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward a PHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). Please make note of the activity ID number on your recertification application form.

The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute's® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.


Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) credits

SHRMLogoAWC has been recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDC) for the Labor Relations Institute. This program is valid for 12.75 PDCs. Activity ID: 19-9ANNW. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit


Continuing Legal Education (CLE) for attorneys credits

AWC has been approved for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit from the Washington State Bar Association for the Institute (12.50 credits). Attorneys should sign in for credit on the forms available at the AWC Registration Kiosk. BAR number required.

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