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Throughout our 90-year history, School of Government faculty have dedicated their time to understanding the ins and outs of local government in North Carolina. From broad-ranging courses right for any public servant to specific technical programs, our general local government courses will ensure practitioners have the tools necessary to succeed. 

As you grow in your career through continued learning, the School of Government can provide insight and guidance on the courses and resources best suited for each professional. We offer two unique learning tracks: Certifications and Pathways.


Through continued partnerships with regional and national organizations, we are proud to offer courses that contribute to the completion of several professional certifications.


Pathways highlight the core courses a professional should plan to take to ensure comprehensive subject-matter expertise. Beyond the core courses, related courses are marked for supplemental topics to ensure well-rounded professional development.