Land Use Academy’s Commissioner Training

As of January 1, 2023, planning and zoning commissioners in the State of Connecticut are required to complete at least four hours of training as required under the Section 8-4c of Connecticut General Statutes. For more information on these requirements, review the CT Office of Policy and Management (OPM) guidelines here.

UConn CLEAR, in collaboration with OPM, has set up a statewide Land Use Commissioner Training Calendar to help towns and commissioners locate training opportunities in line with these requirements. This includes events from providers throughout the state. Click under each date on the calendar for further information about a training. There are also ongoing virtual trainings offered by CLEAR and CT DEEP that may meet training requirements. Explore the CT DEEP and UConn CLEAR Training tabs above for self-paced online training courses and other opportunities.

If you are a training provider and would like to add events to this calendar, please fill out this form and your event will be added once approved.

Please note: There is no certification process for these trainings. It is left up to individual town commissions to determine which trainings meet the guidelines.

2023/2024 Calendar

Upcoming CLEAR Trainings

CLEAR Webinar Series - Virtual

Date: Third Thursday of most months in 2024 starting in March - Topics vary monthly
Time: 12:00-12:40 p.m.
Cost: FREE but pre-registration required at link below

Meeting ID: 933 6998 7314

Passcode: 275308

General Commissioner training hours: 0.5 per completed session

Contact: Renata Bertotti, CLEAR,, (860) 345-5210


CLEAR: Land Use and Real Property Markets – Webinar
Thursday, October 10, 202412:00 – 1:00pm
Title: Land Use and Real Property Markets – What Government Officials Need to Understand
Presentation Outline:

  • The Role of Land Use Planning and Zoning Regulations (a brief overview)
  • Real Estate Asset Classes (a brief overview of commercial asset classes and CT context)
  • Understanding Market Dynamics (demographics, socioeconomic, psychographics, and trends)
  • Site Selection (understanding the site selection process and site selection considerations)
  • Market and Financial Feasibility (a brief overview)
  • Markets and Land Use (the symbiotic relationship between markets, land use, and zoning)

Registration required:

General Commissioner training hours: 0
Fair & Affordable Housing training hours: 0
Cost: Free

Contact: Renata Bertotti, CLEAR,, (860) 345-5210