The Georgia Municipal Courts Training Council (GMCTC) consists of five municipal
judges appointed by the Council of Municipal Court Judges and is staffed by the AOC. The Training Council oversees all aspects of training for municipal judges and chief clerks, including certification, curriculum development, and continuing education courses. The GMCTC also acts as the liaison to the Judicial Qualifications Commission concerning judges in regard to training requirements. Georgia law requires that all municipal court judges and chief clerks obtain annual certification. Judges must initially complete 20 hours of training and 12 hours annually to remain in good standing Chief municipal clerks are required to complete 16 hours of training in the first year of employment, and 8 hours annually each year thereafter.