Montana Association of Clerks of District Court
In Montana, the clerks of district court act as district court record keepers and perform all related duties as described in 3-5-501,MCA. This elected office is vitally important to the operation of the district court system. The Montana Association of Clerks of District Court (MACDC) partners with the MSU Local Government Center (LGC) to ensure all clerks are provided sufficient educational support to successfully fulfill their duties.
MACDC members have the option to earn a certificate of achievement that demonstrates competency and expertise of the role and related responsibilities. MACDC provides certification for members who have met the three-part requirements of education, experience, and membership detailed in the certification curriculum linked below.
This year MSU Local Government Center (LGC) in partnership with the Montana Association of Clerks of District Court (MACDC) Education Committee is hosting an 11-hour education training Wednesday, October 6th- Thursday, October 7th, 2021 at the Copper King Hotel and Conference Center in Butte, Montana. Participants will also have an opportunity to tour the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives for an additional 2 hours of education credit time.
Please click on the link to register for this year's in-person event. An online option is offered if you are unable to attend in person. The conference fees and lodging are covered by MACDC with the exception of deputy clerks, who will be invoiced. Sessions for this year's school will be posted once formalized.
Registering for Educational Credit
Clerks may register for the education portal by following these steps:
Please only create ONE account per user. Creating multiple account will result in a loss of historical education credit information as we cannot track credits across multiple accounts for one individual.
Don't have an account?Click here to reach the account creation instruction page
Already have an account but don't remember your login information? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and the email address used to create the account. Let tech support know you need your username and to reset your password. Tech support is great and usually responds quickly to such requests.
Ensure you are logged in (The login button is in the upper right hand corner of the screen. If you are logged in, you will see your name in that area)
Click on "Self Enrollment (Student)"
Enter the passcode "Montana" and click submit
You should receive a confirmation message and now be able to access the course.
If you experience any issues with the enrollment process, please contact Jane MacDonald at the MSU Local Government Center
Ensure you are logged in to the eduction portal. If your name is not showing in the upper right hand corner of the portal webpage, click the login button and enter your login information.
If you do not remember your login information send an email to email@example.com with your full name and the email address used to create the account. Let tech support know you need your username and to reset your password. Tech support is great and usually responds quickly to such requests.
You may also navigate to your course by starting at www.campus.extension.org. Ensure you are logged in. Once logged into your account, navigate to the dark gray bar near the top of the screen. Find "My Courses" and hover over or click the drop down. FInd "2021 MACDC School" in the dropdown list and click to reach the course page.
MACDC Certification Curriculum
Clerks seeking certification through MACDC during the 2020-2024 cycle will not be required to earn the standard number of experience and education points as many of the opportunities where the points are traditionally earned have been canceled due to COVID-19.