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​Become a Certified Government Chief Information Officer™.

The next cohort will run from August 2024 to October 2025.

Tuition is $3,900 per participant, which includes all three Georgia Government Management Information Sciences (GA GMIS) conference registrations. (Tuition includes conference food but not other expenses.)

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Application Deadline July 15, 2024

The Certified Government Chief Information Officer (CGCIO) focuses on:

  • Emerging technologies
  • Information security
  • Ethics
  • Contract management
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Project and resource management
  • Sustainability

    The Carl Vinson Institute of Government (CVIOG) has partnered with Georgia Government Management Information Sciences (GA GMIS) to offer program certification for qualified professionals through online and in-person classes, independent assignments, and a capstone project. Due to this collaboration, the in-person classes will be arranged during the following semi-annual (in-person) GA GMIS conferences:


    • Fall 2024: October 13–17, 2024 •  Savannah, GA
    • Spring 2025: May 4–8 2025 • Columbus, GA
    • Fall 2025: October 12–16, 2025 • TBD (dates tentative)

    Program Virtual Session Dates:

    Session 1: 08/09/24
    Session 2: 09/20/24
    Session 3: 11/22/24
    Session 4: 12/13/24
    Session 5: 01/24/25
    Session 6: 02/21/25
    Session 7: 03/21/25
    Session 8: 04/18/25
    Session 9: 06/06/25

    The program includes:

    • Online moderated sessions (includes the course orientation)
    • Required in-person classes held at three semi-annual education conference events (GA GMIS conferences)
    • Online collaboration with peer group throughout the program
    • Developmental assessments, ongoing readings, and written assignments throughout the program
    • Two online Institute of Government courses: Internal Controls and Human Resources
    • Independent capstone project

    Questions about the program?
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    or contact Marci Campbell,; 706.534.4819.

    The full program includes 240 learning credit hours, which includes:

    Course Format
    Required Hours
    Online moderated sessions that take place 2 hours per month (includes orientation)
    In-person classes held at three semi-annual education conference events (GA GMIS conference)
    Online collaboration with peer group
    On-going readings, written assignments, and developmental assessments
    Two online CVIOG courses: Introductory Budget and Human Resources
    Independent Capstone Project


    Requirements for acceptance into the program

    1. Minimum of five years of public or private managerial experience in the technology field
    2. Minimum 4-year degree from an accredited institution of higher learning
    3. Agree to a self-enforced code of ethics
    4. At least one letter of approval for participation from a supervisor, or city or county leader
    5. Completion of a formal application (to be provided) stating your purpose for enrolling in the program, what you will bring to the class, and your overall expectation
    6. Ability to pay tuition in full upon acceptance of application and registration

    *Request for waivers are available on the program application.