Online Courses for Elected Officials

Choose from a variety of online courses that count as continuing education for elected county government officials in Texas. Courses are developed by the V.G. Young Institute of County Government for judges and county commissioners, property tax professionals, tax assessors and collectors, and more.

Accounting in the Tax Office

This course is designed to guide participants in the essential functions of the county tax office. Upon completion, participants will earn 2 hours of continuing education credit from the V.G. Young Institute of County Government, a part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

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Budget Planning for Counties

County budgets can be complicated but provide for county services for citizens. Tax Assessor-Collectors and their staffs will understand the basic responsibilities of a budget officer, recognize the procedures for planning a budget and identify the fees, expenses, and methods of collecting costs for providing services.

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Customer Service to Build the Public Trust (TDLR #21351)

The county tax office serves almost every resident of their county - every property owner, every auto owner, and many others. Providing effective customer service to all taxpayers promotes the public's trust in the tax office as the first point of contact for the taxing entities they serve.

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Ethics - A Practical Approach (TDLR #22664)

This course is for anyone working with the general public and has been approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) for one continuing education credit. Participants will review the basics of ethics and receive guidance to base decisions upon when faced with ethical issues.

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Ethics 101

This course is for anyone working with the general public and has been approved by the Texas State Association for Fire and Emergency Districts (SAFE-D) for 1 hour of continuing education credit. Participants will review the basics of ethics and receive guidance to base decisions upon when faced with ethical issues.

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Ethics for County Tax Assessor - Collectors (TDLR #21608)

County Tax Assessor-Collectors, Deputies and their staff must continuously work to promote an ethical environment in the county tax office to avoid negative perceptions. This course defines ethics, reviews basic terms, ethical conduct and consequences of unethical behavior.

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Federal Relief: An Overview for Local Governments

This course explains the distribution of the CARES Act Funding to state and local governments, small businesses, homeland security, healthcare providers, labor, education, and arts organizations, justice and police departments, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, agriculture and food programs, and education institutions.

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FLSA, USERRA and Sexual Harassment (TDLR #21673)

Employers and supervisors are tasked with keeping their organization in compliance with employment laws. Designed for the general public, this course provides an overview of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), and sexual harassment.

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FMLA: What Every Employer Needs to Know (TDLR #21675)

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can be difficult to administer. Employee situations can vary greatly and FMLA laws change frequently. This course provides an overview of the FMLA, the roles and responsibilities of both employers and employees, military leave and FMLA enforcement.

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Fraudulent Filings

This course is for district and county clerks in Texas and meets requirements for clerks needing 1 hour of continuing education on fraudulent court documents and fraudulent document filings. Participants will review codes and definitions of fraud and understand the role of the clerk regarding fraudulent documents.

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Fundamentals of the ADA (TDLR #21676)

Explore the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as it relates to employment. Included in this 1-hour course are definitions, non-compliance, and accommodation requirements. Upon completion of the course, participants will earn 1 hour of continuing education credit.

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Manufactured Housing & Boat Titling and Registration

After this course, County Tax Assessor-Collectors and their staffs will be able to describe the duties and requirements associated with recording and releasing tax liens for manufactured homes, and responsibilities related to issuing boat titling and registration in Texas.

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