Registration for the ACC Program is now open and there are still spots available. All CCC Graduates are encouraged to apply for this advanced certification program. The dates for the 2015-2016 ACC program sessions will be:
October 22-23, 2015
January 14-15, 2016
April 7-8, 2016
In order to apply, you must be a CCC graduate. The tuition fee for the ACC Program is $450, which covers the cost of all three sessions as well as dinner on Thursday night, breakfast on Friday morning, and lunch on Friday afternoon (as well as drinks and snacks while you are with us). Outside of the $450 registration fee, the only additional expenses will be the cost for the hotel on Thursday night and travel to and from the UF-Hilton.
UF/IFAS Extension is once again the sole sponsor of this program which means that all of the ACC courses will be held in Alachua County at the UF-Hilton. Each class will begin on Thursday afternoon around 12:30 pm and will end on Friday afternoon at 3:00 pm. This allows most commissioners time to travel the morning of the class and avoid the additional fee of another hotel night. The hotel room rate is $139 plus taxes a night for each of the three course dates.
To submit your application for the ACC program, login to your portal on the FAC website. You must be logged in as the member who will be applying for the program (assistants, you will not be able to register the Commissioner under your account). Submitting your application should only take a few moments. Once you login to your portal, click on the events tab, then select the 2015-2016 Advanced County Commissioner Program registration. From there, you will select one of two remaining options (the ACC class with a full payment required or the Vivian Alarcon scholarship request option – for counties with a population over 75,000). Once the scholarship has been allocated, this option will reflect a SOLD OUT status. Once you select your fee option, then select each of the three sessions below that and proceed by following in the prompts to finalize your registration. You will receive a confirmation and receipt when you complete the registration. Once your application is reviewed and approved, you will be officially registered and receive a confirmation email from me with the hotel reservation links and your scholarship status (if you have requested one and have been approved).
This class is limited to 30 participants each year, and space is limited but still available for the next class. If you are a CCC graduate and want to be a part of the ACC program, we encourage you to apply now to be a member of the next ACC class. For more information, please contact Becky Berentsen at 850-414-7936.