O.C.G.A. § 36-32-13 mandates that "Municipal court clerk" shall mean the primary person most directly responsible for the administration of a municipal court other than a judge of the municipal court.
And any person who is hired or appointed as a municipal court clerk on or after July 1, 2006, shall satisfactorily complete a minimum of 16 hours of training related to the operation of municipal court as prescribed by the Georgia Municipal Courts Training Council within his or her first year of service as a municipal court clerk.
Additionally, each municipal court clerk, regardless of when he or she was hired or appointed, shall complete a minimum of 8 hours of training related to the operation of municipal court as prescribed by the Georgia Municipal Courts Training Council on an annual basis. The training required by this paragraph shall be satisfied by completing the training provided for in paragraph (1) of this subsection in the municipal court clerk's first year of service.
The Georgia Municipal Courts Training Council shall keep records of training completed by municipal court clerks. In any year that any municipal court clerk does not satisfactorily complete the required training, the Georgia Municipal Courts Training Council shall promptly notify the governing authority of the applicable municipality as well as the chief municipal court judge of the applicable municipality.
Announcing the Georgia Courts Registrar for 2015 educational activities
Municipal court clerks will sign up for 2015 continuing education through the new Georgia Courts Registrar, an online user interface developed for use by many court professionals licensed or certified by the Institute of Continuing Judicial Education and other judicial branch organizations.
The Georgia Courts Registrar will allow clerks to enter profile information, pay fees (use of a credit card, rather than a check, will expedite your course registration), register for course events, upload documents, track certification hours, and communicate with AOC and ICJE staff through a secure user account.