Career Development

Purpose of the Program

The Virginia Court Clerks’ Association offers clerks and deputy clerks a Career Development Program to meet all criteria for Career Development established by the Compensation Board. Participation is voluntary. This Program is established to encourage professionalism by improving personal skills, knowledge and abilities of Circuit Court Clerks and Deputy Clerks, and to provide the vehicle by which they may request salary supplementation from the Compensation Board.

Program Documents.

VCCA Career Development Program document.

Pre-approved coursework – Accredited Coursework for CY 2017

Compensation Board Minimum Criteria for Clerks of the Circuit Court Career Development
Program

Compensation Board Minimum Criteria for Deputy Clerks of the Circuit Court Career Development
Program

Support Documents

Clerk’s Checklist for Self Certification

Clerk’s Checklist for Deputy Clerks

Forms

To Enroll in Program –  Enrollment for Clerks & Deputy Clerks

To Certify in Program – Application for Certification for Clerk and Deputy Clerks

To Request Credit for Deputy Clerk’s Education Obtained between 1/01/2013 and 8/31/2014 –  Application for Grandfathering Contact Hours

For use when Education Provider does not provide a transcript or Certificate of Completion  – Application for Education Credit

To apply for Course  Approval for a Course that has not be pre-accredited by the Compensation Board – Application for Course Approval

To apply for education credit for the VCCA Annual Convention – Certification of Attendance

HOW THE VCCA CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM WORKS.

The VCCA is the Career Development Program sponsor. Enrollment in this Program is voluntary, at the sole discretion of the Clerk of each Office.

The “Master Circuit Court Clerk” and “Master Deputy Circuit Court Clerk” credential is awarded by the Virginia Court Clerks’ Association. The clerk and deputy clerk earn this professional designation by meeting all career development requirements of the Compensation Board and the VCCA.

The VCCA Career Development Program is administered by the Certification Review Committee. This Committee has the responsibility of approving applications for Program certification and re-certification, assuring that timely and accurate records are provided to the Compensation Board, and determining contact hour credit for accredited coursework.

Interested? Contact any of the members of the VCCA Certification Committee. Current members are Ashby Pritchett, Tom Roberts, Patricia Moore, Cynthia Morrison, Barrett Chappell and Cathy Hogan.

THE “DIFFERENCE” BETWEEN THE VCCA CAREE DEVEOPMENT PROGRAM AND THE COMPENSATION BOARD’S CAREER DEVELOPMENT DOCUMENTS.

Certification in Career Development with the Compensation Board qualifies the participant for a 9.3% salary increase, dependent upon General Assembly appropriation. Annual certification for each participant is required by submission in the COIN Budget Request.

Certification in the VCCA Career Development Program earns the successful participant the professional credential “Master Circuit Court Clerk” or “Master Deputy Circuit Court Clerk”. After initial certification, recertification is required every three years.

The VCCA Career Development Program incorporates all Compensation Board criteria into its Plan. Therefore, initial certification in the VCCA Career Development Program also qualifies the participant to request the salary increase from the Compensation Board.

Clerks may enroll themselves and selected deputies in the VCCA Career Development Program, or establish a different plan for the Office, or refrain entirely from engaging in career development activity.

2017 CERTIFIED COURT MANAGER COURSE SCHEDULE

Course Title Date Location Instructor 1 Instructor 2
Courtools Jan 23-25 Roanoke Country Inn & Suites Ashby Pritchett Tom Roberts
Purposes & Responsibilities April 4-6 Hanover Country Inn & Suites Gary Clemens Ed Jewett
Caseflow Management May 16-18 Hanover Country Inn & Suites Frank Hargrove Teresa Dobbins
Managing Technology Projects July 18-20 TBD Tidewater Area Faye Mitchell Cynthia Morrison
Managing Financial Resources Sept 25-27 Roanoke Country Inn & Suites Ashby Pritchett Teresa Dobbins
Managing Human Resources Oct 10-12 Abingdon Quality Inn/Comfort Suites Tricia Moore Erica Williams