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Understanding the Whole of County Government

Time limit: 60 days

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Understanding the Whole of County Government

This interactive, self-paced online course will describe the history leading up to Oklahoma statehood and introduce you to the individuals who serve your county. 

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Intended Audience

This course is intended for county government officials throughout Oklahoma.

Time Requirements

  • Three hours total.
  • The course is divided into 7 modules which can be completed at your own pace.
  • Each module should take approximately 25 minutes to complete.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the duties of Oklahoma's elected county officials.
  • Describe the importance of many non-elected boards and offices in Oklahoma's counties.
  • Understand how county government is funded.

Teaching Method

This is an asynchronous, self-paced course.  You will watch videos, engage in learning activities and take quizzes.  


  • History of Democracy
  • Oklahoma's Road to Statehood
  • Introduction to County Government
  • Elected County Officials in Oklahoma
  • Non-elected County Boards and Offices
  • Checks and Balances

Completing the Course

  • To complete the course, you must access all pages and earn 80% on each of the quizzes.
  • Once you have completed the course, you can print a certificate of completion. 
  • If you do not complete the course within 60 days, you will be required to register again and pay the course fee again, and again have 60 days to complete it.