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Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS)

Utility Training

The Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury requires utility board training for certain municipal elected officials under Tennessee Code Annotated (TCA) § 7-34-115(j)(1):

T.C.A. § 7-34-115(j)(1). provides that a governing body of a municipal or county utility system “that supervises, controls, or operates a public water or public sewer system, including, but not limited to, those systems using a separate utility board pursuant to any public or private act, must meet the training requirements” set out in the statute.

Requirements per the Comptroller’s office

  1. Municipal board members attend a minimum of twelve hours of training and continuing education in the approved subject matter within one year of initial appointment or election to the board or within one year of reappointment or reelection to the board.
  2. Municipal board members are required to obtain twelve hours of training every three years thereafter. The first three-year period begins the January 1st after the calendar year in which the board member completes the initial one-year training period. Tenn. Code Ann. § 7-34-115(j)(2)-(3)(B).

These requirements are detailed on the Comptroller’s website. In 2022, the Comptroller's office released the WWFB Annual Training Statement to help board members document annual training. 

MTAS Training Opportunities

MTAS provides annual training opportunities that fulfill utility training requirements. To view current offerings, visit our training calendar.

For questions about MTAS Utility Board Training, please contact:
Yolanda Dillard, MTAS Training Consultant

Online Training

The Comptroller’s Office provides free, self-paced online training

For questions about online training, please consult the Comptroller’s Office at (615) 747-5260 or