Your online learning journey begins here...
Welcome to MTA Online! If your township has already purchased an MTA Online Annual Subscription package, read on for details on how to start learning!
Looking to learn more about MTA Online packages, and how to get signed up? Visit the MTA Online Subscription page here.
Getting Started with your MTA Online subscription package
If your township subscribed before June 30, all members in the MTA database at that time (who have an email on file) will have access to all the webcasts in your package starting on July 1. For enrollments after June 30, an email confirmation will be sent out when your township users have been added to the system and given access.
If this is your first time logging in to the site, use your email address that is on file with MTA, along with the generic password "MichiganTwps53". If you have logged in to the site before, use your email address with your existing password. (If you do not yet have an account on the MTA Online Learning Center website, see below for instructions on requesting a new account.)
Once you are logged in, click on MY WEBCASTS in the navigation bar. Then, click on the name of your package, and all the webcasts included will be listed.
Click the name of the webcast you wish to view. From here you can download the presentation and other materials on the "Handouts" tab, see MTA publications and other resources on related topics on the "Resources" tab, or navigate to the "Content" tab and click the first segment to begin (click the green "View" to begin the video).
Adding New Users
Remember, your MTA Online subscription includes access not only for elected officials, but also for deputies, members of boards and commissions, township staff and even volunteers! Additional users who were not included in your initial roster may be added by requesting an account here.
Bonus Content & Classes
New courses or additional content may be added throughout the year for Premium and Plus level subscriptions; details will be emailed to subscription holders when available. Premium Pass subscription holders will get automatic access to recorded versions of MTA New Officials Training, Treasurer's Guide to Tax Collection and Board of Review Training from April through June, 2021.
Each subscription level includes a specific set of webcast courses, with access available for individuals affiliated with that specific member township. Additional courses may be added but are not guaranteed. To access courses not included at your subscription level, you may purchase them individually, or upgrade your subscription (contact MTA for details). Each user account must have a unique email address and password, as well as required contact information, in order to access the subscription. Some courses may be limited to a specific window of time. MTA Online subscriptions do not include access to, or registration for, any live or in-person classes or workshops unless specified in writing by MTA. You may not use your township's subscription to provide access to another person who is not affiliated with your township. See terms & conditions for additional details.
As always, we encourage you to reach out should you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, either now or further along your learning journey! Contact us by phone at (517) 321-6467 or email email@example.com.
The MTA Knowledge Center
This "All You Can Learn" subscription includes year-round access to every title in our Essentials and Plus packages (described below) as well as 10 additional titles, nine of which are "master level" Township Governance Academy courses. (Only two additional live courses are needed to complete the required TGA course curriculum! Learn more here.)
Premium-only titles include:
Additional Premium Pass benefits:
NEW courses coming this summer
Get access to all 10 titles listed in the Essentials Package (Option 3), plus five more specialized topics that take your township in-depth on additional services some townships provide. Titles include:
- Cemetery Management
- Governing an Accountable Fire Department
- Intro to P & Z
- Roles and Functions of the ZBA
- Ordinance Enforcement
- Emerging Issues in Planning & Zoning
Offers access to 10 "essential" courses, featuring topics designed for all board members and required knowledge for all townships. Titles include:
- Accounting & Payroll
- Building a Better Budget
- Effectively Exercising Board Authority
- Exploring Township Revenue Sources
- Meeting Misconceptions
- Secrets to Great Board Meetings
- Spending Public Money
- Special Assessment Procedures
- Taxation Trouble Spots
- Who Gets Paid What … and How?