SCAC Launches New Online Planning and Zoning Orientation Course

The South Carolina Associate of Counties has launched an updated online Planning and Zoning Orientation course that consists of four modules. Each module lasts approximately one and a half hours. Officials who complete all four modules will earn six hours of orientation training credit approved by the SC Planning Education Advisory Committee.

Planning and zoning officials in South Carolina are required by state law to complete a minimum of six hours of orientation training within one year of appointment or hiring. Thereafter, a minimum of three hours of continuing education training is required annually.

SCAC’s planning and zoning training classes are offered at no cost to county planning and zoning officials. To access the courses, you can use your Member Portal credentials that you use to register for events and other training opportunities. If you do not have an account, you can create one at: For additional information, visit SCAC’s website at, or contact Ryan Tooley at rtooley@