Current  CGCIO™ Program


Program Duration  August 2020 to October 2021

Tuition  $3,900 per participant, which includes all three GA GMIS conference registrations
Note: Tuition includes conference food but not other expenses.

Application Deadline July 15, 2020
Class size limited to 24 participants.

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government has partnered with GA–GMIS to offer this certificate. Due to this collaboration, the in-person classes will be arranged during the semi-annual GA–GMIS conferences, which will take place

October 25 – 29, 2020  · St. Simon’s Island, GA
May 2 – 6, 2021 · Athens, GA
October 17 – 21, 2021 · Savannah, GA

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Michael Hourihan,, 404.702.8114
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?
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or contact Marci Campbell,; 706.534.4819.