Election Administrator Certification

Election Administrator initial certification requires:

  • Attend a two day orientation class (Elections 101).
  • Pass the Administrator Certification Exam.
  • Acquire 40 hours of additional education (30 of the total 40 hours must be election-specific training).
  • Two years of service in an elections office during the three year period immediately prior to the request for initial certification.
  • Submit a completed Application for Initial Certification.

Assistant Level Election Administrator initial certification requires:

  • Attend a two day orientation class (Elections 101).
  • Pass the Administrator Certification Exam.
  • Acquire 20 hours of additional education and be employed in elections service for a minimum of one year.
  • Submit a completed Application for Assistant Level Certification.

Certified Elections Administrators must maintain certification with 18 hours of continuing education each year.  For Assistant Election Administrators, only 6 hours of continuing education is required.

Applicants may begin the Secretary of State's open book Certification Exam at any time. An 80% score is required to pass.

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