Office certification

Cheatham County Register of Deeds Patrick Smith (left) and Cheatham County Assessor of Property Cindy Burney (right) were honored by the University of Tennessee at Certified Public Administrators.

Cheatham County Register of Deeds Patrick Smith and Cheatham County Assessor of Property Cindy Burney recently completed a course at the University of Tennessee to become Certified Public Administrators.

To achieve the designation, a participant must complete 80 credit hours in the County Officials Certificate Training Program (COCTP). The program is administered by the UT County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) and is available to every county official and county employee in the state.

Each course is designed to aid county government officials in efficiently administering county services. Classroom topics include ethics, fire insurance ratings, finance, records management, proactive leadership, and information technology proficiency.

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