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ICM offers all Certified Court Managers courses in self- study format

ICM offers all Certified Court Managers courses in self- study format

June 19, 2024 -- ICM and NCSC are constantly improving educational programs and methods to better support the work of the state courts.

The Institute for Court Management (ICM) is celebrating a significant milestone: The Certified Court Manager (CCM) certificate program is once again fully available online.

Offered by the NCSC Education and Professional Development Group, the CCM certificate program consists of six foundational courses about court management principles. The latest addition to the online offerings is a revised version of the Workforce Management course, formerly titled Managing Human Resources.

"We're very excited to provide this opportunity to the court community," says NCSC Vice President John Meeks. "Working professionals can tailor education around their busy schedules. This increased flexibility will really help learners earn the CCM certification at their own pace."

Flexible learning

NCSC’s online, self-study format offers several advantages:

  • Self-paced learning: Participants can progress through the course material at their convenience.
  • Accessibility: The online platform allows for participation from anywhere with an internet connection.
  • Convenience: Course materials are readily available at any time, 24/7.

ICM's end-of-course survey shows overwhelming support for the self-study format, with 93% of participants indicating they'd choose it again.

To accommodate different learning styles and scheduling demands, ICM also offers courses in-person and through live, virtual sessions. Download our 2024 course schedule to see what’s being offered between now and the end of the year.

Certificate programs

ICM courses can be taken individually or collectively to obtain nationally recognized credentials. In addition to the CCM program, a seven-course Certified Court Executive (CCE) certification is also available. This advanced program consists of seven courses focused in areas such as executive decision-making, leadership, modern court governance, and visioning and strategic planning. CCM and CCE courses can be taken in any order.

ICM’s highest level of certification is through the Fellows program, which features a week in residency at NCSC headquarters in Williamsburg, a court research project, and a graduation ceremony at the Supreme Court of the United States.

Equipping court leaders for success

Regardless of where you are in your career, ICM's educational programs provide a valuable pathway for court managers seeking to advance their careers and make a lasting impact on state courts.

Visit the ICM website to learn more about the programs, view the course descriptions catalog, course schedule, and register for classes.

Nominations due July 15 for William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence

Don’t miss out on nominating an extraordinary judge for the prestigious William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence. The award honors a state court judge who demonstrates outstanding qualities of judicial excellence, including integrity, fairness, and exceptional leadership.

Nominees must currently hold a judicial office other than sitting chief justice, possess significant experience serving state courts, demonstrate promotion and implementation of innovation in the management of state courts, and provide leadership at the national and/or state level to improve state systems of justice.

For more information on the nomination process, visit the Rehnquist Award page on the NCSC website.

Nominations must be received by Monday, July 15.