The six-hour mandatory orientation training for planning and zoning and elected officials, as well as relevant staff, is now available online from the Municipal Association of SC. There is no charge for the training, and no need for in-person proctors or facilitators. Individuals can complete the training from any laptop, tablet or mobile device with internet connection at any time.
The Municipal Association began offering this training after an amendment to the SC Comprehensive Planning Act made training a requirement for officials. The South Carolina Planning Education Advisory Committee approved this curriculum, which teaches the tools necessary for officials and staff to perform their duties responsibly and effectively.
The online training comes in the form of six, one-hour sessions, and includes video exercises to complete using the Comprehensive Planning Guide for Local Governments, knowledge check quizzes and other reinforcement activities. Each of the sessions provides its own completion certificate and the Municipal Association also creates course transcripts for municipal planning officials.
Learn more about available planning and zoning training, as well as other resources.