In May 2010, the MMTA introduced the Michigan Certified Professional Treasurer (MiCPT) certification program. The program complements the national certification, Certified Public Finance Administrator (CPFA), that is offered through the APT US&C, and offers unique educational benefits for the members of the MMTA.

To be eligible for the MiCPT, a MMTA member must complete Basic Institute and have three years of treasury-related municipal experience. The certification must be renewed every four years; applications must be received by June 1 to be considered. The Professional Development Committee reviews both initial applications and re-certifications. Recipients are recognized at the Fall Conference. See the complete MiCPT policy here.

New MiCPT Applicants - apply immediately following completion of Basic Institute. Applicants who do not hold the position of Finance Director, Treasurer, or Deputy/Assistant Treasurer must submit an Experience Verification Form with their application. Once you have this form filled out and your third year Certificate of Completion, apply online for your MiCPT using this form. You will need to upload these documents as pdfs to complete the form. Do NOT use this for a MiCPT renewal.

MiCPT Renewals - Maintaining the MiCPT requires continuing education. Applicants must show that they have accumulated thirty (30) points over the four-year period immediately preceding their renewal date. Applicants are required to upload documentation of points (for point tally sheets and attendance rosters, visit the Resources/Point Sheets page in the members-only portion of this website). Applicants not holding the position of Finance Director, Treasurer, or Deputy/Assistant Treasurer must also submit an Experience Verification Form. Once you have  your documentation in order, apply online using this form.  You may find this form helpful to use as a cover sheet, but it's not required.

Earning Points - Continuing education to renew the MiCPT is awarded one point for every two hours of education. It is the participant's responsibility to keep  point tally sheets and attendance rosters of conferences they attend to verify their 30 points. Points are awarded for attendance at Winter Workshop, Advanced Institute, MMTA in the UP, Fall Conference, the APT US&C Annual Conference, or any other day seminars or event hosted or officially sanctioned by MMTA or APT US&C. Only six (6) of the 30 points can be from APT US&C events. Point tally sheets are posted in the member-only portion of this website on the Resources/Point Sheets page. Presenters of any MMTA education session will receive double points for the session they present. No points will be awarded for job experience, committee involvement, or for serving on the Board of Directors. 

Contact your Association Managers with questions regarding the MiCPT (contact information here).