2022 – 2023  CGCIO™ Program


  • (9: all required / 18 hours total): On-Line via Zoom  9:00 AM – 11:00AM

GA Center for Continuing Education On-Line classes

  • (2: both required / 18 hours): Available 24/7


  • (3: all days required / 56 hours total): In-Person

Program Duration  August 2022 to October 2023

Tuition  $3,900 per participant, which includes all three GA GMIS conference registrations
Note: Tuition includes conference registration and food, but not other personal expenses (travel, lodging, misc.)

Application Deadline July 15, 2022
Class size limited to 20 participants.

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government has partnered with GA–GMIS to offer this certificate.  With this collaboration, the on-line classes occur monthly (please see schedule) and the in-person classes occur during the semi-annual GA–GMIS conferences (please see schedule; the Sunday afternoon class is required):

October 16 – 20, 2022  · Savannah, GA
April 30 – May 4, 2023 · Athens, GA
October 15 – 19, 2023 · Savannah, GA

The National Certification Board requires 240 hours of attendance and participation. 
The CGCIO designation is not awarded until all hours and projects are complete.

Marci Campbell,, 706.542.0659

The Certified Government Chief Information Officer (CGCIO) focuses on

  • emerging technologies
  • security
  • ethics
  • contract management
  • interpersonal communication
  • project and resource management
  • sustainability
  • other related topics

Engage in discussion.
Complete interactive activities.
Take part in small group work.
Carry out reflective and independent assignments.

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

Course Format
Required Hours
On-line moderated sessions that take place 2 hours per month (includes orientation)
Required In-person classes that take place at three semi-annual education conference events (includes project presentation)
Online collaboration with peer group throughout the program
Developmental assessments, readings, preparation, written assignments throughout the program
On-line Institute of Government courses including 6-hour financial management course (Introductory Budget) & 6-hour human resources course
Independent Capstone Project


Requirements for acceptance into the program

  1. Minimum five years of private or public managerial experience in the technology field, at least three years of technology management
  2. Minimum 4-year degree from an accredited institution of higher learning
  3. Agree by signature to a self-enforced code of ethics
  4. At least one letter of support/approval for participation from manager/supervisor or city or county leader
  5. Completion of formal application stating why you want to enroll in this program, what you bring to the class, and your expectations (application form will be provided)
  6. Ability to pay tuition in full upon acceptance/registration

*Prospective students may ask the program developer for a waiver for numbers 1 and 2 above only during the application process. Petitions may include a rationale for the request of waiver.

Questions about the program?
Visit our website at
or contact Marci Campbell,; 706.534.4819.