NH Certification Program-Postponed until 2022

NHTCA/NHCTCA Joint Certification Program
Primex, Concord, New Hampshire
**scholarships are available**

Experts agree that professional success depends primarily on human relations skills.  Superior human relations skills enhanced with detailed technical knowledge combine together to create the kind of professional image we all strive to project.  The quest to gain these powerful tools of the trade has been fulfilled with the formation of the NHTCA/NHCTCA Joint Certification Program.

The Certification Program includes courses specifically tailored to meet the needs of Tax Collectors and City & Town Clerks while retaining the general education courses common to both professions.  Designed as individual courses that are not dependent upon prior years’ studies, each course offers insight into a specific realm of professional development.  Courses offered for this year are outlined on the attached sheet.  Hopefully, your curiosity will be piqued enough to give at least one or two offerings a try.

Classes are scheduled to take place August 2021 at Primex in Concord, with a special 30th Anniversary Graduation Luncheon at the Grappone Center also in Concord.  Sessions begin at 9AM and continue until 4PM with regularly scheduled breaks for refreshment and spirited conversation.  Lunch will be catered in for your convenience.  Housing arrangements have been made with the Hampton Inn in Bow, NH.  The classrooms at Primex and the rooms at Hampton Inn are air conditioned!

Recertification class will be held on Monday August 12th at Primex. For Town Clerks or Town Clerk-Tax Collectors who have not taken and passed the Election Training test, a session will be held at the Archives Building where HAVA training classes are held on that date.  Recertification credit will be given for this class.  Others will be attending a session to be determined.

The enclosed registration form is your passport to higher learning and the beginning of your journey toward becoming the best that you can be.  If this is your first year and you plan to complete both Town Clerk Certification and Tax Collector Certification, please sign up this year under the course choice of A for Tax Collector.  Remember, no previous experience is required and along with taking all of the requisite courses, attaining or retaining your title of New Hampshire Certified Town/City Clerk or New Hampshire Certified Tax Collector is accomplished by attending either regional meetings or workshops annually OR the annual conventions AND attending a recertification class at least once every 5 years.

Partial to full scholarships are available for individuals restricted from attending due to budgetary constraints.  To apply for a scholarship, complete the scholarship application form and return it with your registration form to attend before July 1, 2021 and mail to:

Katie Gargano, Treasurer NHTCA/NHCTCA Joint Certification Program 316 Central Street Franklin, NH  03235

In order to attend Certification Classes, please send in your registration form as soon as possible to hold your place in the upcoming classes.  We would like to be able to place everyone who wishes to attend in the appropriate class.  If we do not have your application by July 15, 2019 there will be an additional fee of $15.00.

As in the past few years, we are looking for individuals who are interested in helping out with morning or afternoon refreshments.  ON the application is a place to sign up to help.  Maybe you like to bake (cookies, muffins, brownies, etc) or enjoy fresh fruit. We are looking for a batch of anything you would like.  This helps us provide a different array of snacks for everyone who attends.  There are generally 60-75 people in attendance.  If you have any questions regarding this contact Daniel Healey danielhealey@derrynh.org or Brenda DuLong at bsdulong@merrimacknh.gov

So, pack your bags and experience the thrill of becoming one of the elite class of municipal officials dedicated to the pursuit of excellence through self-discovery and development by participating in the 3oth year of the NHTCA/NHCTCA Joint Certification Program.

All attendees will receive a collared shirt with the Joint Certification Logo embroidered on it.  Please remember to indicate what size shirt on the application so we can order the correct size.  All graduates (3rd and 4th year) will receive a pin with the listing of what area they are certified in.

We will be celebrating the 30th Year of the NHTCA/NHCTCA Joint Certification Program at the annual graduation on Friday, August 16, 2019 at the Graponne Center in Concord.  We hope to have as many of the previous graduates as possible attend this special event.


Class Schedule

Scholarship Application2019