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Training Program Courses

You were elected. Now what? OSU Extension’s County Government Training Program helps county government officers and their staffs learn how to perform mandated duties more effectively, efficiently and with greater knowledge and awareness. County personnel are partners in this effort. They serve on advisory boards, help create educational materials and sometimes participate directly in instruction.

Certification Programs

Certification programs range from three-level programs for County Commissioners, County Clerks and County Treasurers to a single level of certification for Court Clerks, County Sheriffs and County Assessors. Course dates can be found on the CTP Training Schedule page.
OSU Extension’s County Government Training Program benefits from the oversight and direction provided by the Commission on County Government Personnel Education and Training, as mandated in the Oklahoma State Statutes.

Helpful Resources

Handbooks and videos, publications and other resources are available through the program. Learn more about the program resources below.


Electronic handbooks are available in pdf format and may be opened, downloaded and saved to the user’s personal computer or other device. Also available is the Purchasing Handbook for Oklahoma Counties.


Thanks to active collaboration between the County Government Training Program and individual county officers, state agencies and OSU Extension specialists, answers to frequently asked questions are readily available.


Find abstracts, fact sheets and various financial reports from 1998 to present.

Other Resources and Links

Training resources to help with your public official role.


Learn about county government roles and county government training updates.


Meet the staff.

COVID Impact Report

This impact analysis examines local government revenue and expenditure, i.e. fiscal aspects. Local government bodies in Oklahoma include school districts, cities, towns and county governments.

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