Spring 2013 MI Zoning Administrator Certificate Program

Date: February 18, 2013 - February 20, 2013
Time: 8 a.m. Monday to 5 p.m. on Wednesday
Location: St. Ignace Quality Inn, 561 Boulevard Drive, St. Ignace, MI 49781
Contact: Jacqueline Spry, jacqueline.spry@landpolicy.msu.edu, 517-432-2222 ext. 123

In the Spring of 2013, the training program is again being offered in two locations. The training is recommended for all new and current Zoning Administrators, along with private consultants and county planners who consult with local Zoning Administrators. The three-day training course will occur  Feb. 18-20 at St. Ignace Quality Inn in Ignace, Mich. The rigorous training (24 hours of instruction) requires a substantial time commitment, which includes completion of eight modules leading to a certificate for those who pass an exam associated with each module. The program also provides techniques for doing zoning administration in ways that reduce legal risks to the Zoning Administrator and their community.

Module topics include:

  • Job Description, Responsibilities and Basic Ethics
  • Legal Issues
  • Reviewing Applications: Common Procedures and Use of Forms; 
  • Reviewing Plot Plans and Site Plans
  • Inspections and Violations
  • Preparing Files, Reports and Record Keeping
  • Interactions with other Professionals and Agencies, and Departmental Duties
  • Customer Service and Counter Behavior

To be eligible for a certificate upon completion of this program, participants will need to have also completed MSU Extension's Michigan Citizen Planner program, either classroom-based or online, or be AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners) certified and successfully pass a multiple choice examination. See the prerequisites section of the registration brochure for complete details.

Space is limited, so be sure to reserve a seat today!

Download Zoning Administrator Certificate Program registration form and brochure

Michigan Citizen Planner program page

Citizen Planner Online Course

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