Government Training & Support

The Weldon Cooper Center advises and offers training and recertification programs for government practitioners, incorporating hands-on wisdom, identified best practices, and research on emerging trends.

Constitutional Officer Education Program

Career Development & Certification

The Constitutional Officer Education Program administers certification and career development in conjunction with the appropriate statewide association: Commissioners of the Revenue Association of Virginia, Treasurers’ Association of Virginia, Virginia Sheriff's Association/Virginia Sheriff's Institute, and the Virginia Court Clerks Association.

Virginia Institute of Government

Technical Assistance, Information & Training

The Virginia Institute of Government was established in 1994 by the Virginia General Assembly to increase the training, technical services and information resources available to the Commonwealth’s local governments. The Institute offers customized training, professional development programs, and real-time personal assistance focusing on the "nuts and bolts" of everyday management for all levels of local government officials.


  • EBIS (the Electronic broadcast information system)
  • On-demand technical assistance
  • Facilitation services
  • The Compensation Survey System
  • Custom as well as standard training sessions on emerging and priority topics for local government officials