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July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024 Class Schedule

Four core courses are required to complete the certificate. Courses listed below have three delivery methods - Classroom, Live Virtual OR Online, Self-Study. To select Live Virtual or Classroom, select the course title to view dates.Twelve elective hours are also required and will be completed online. A Finance Officer Project is the final requirement for the certificate.

Local governments require sound financial management practices to operate efficiently and effectively. We provide a variety of educational opportunities for local governments in the areas of governmental accounting, budgeting and other financial subjects. Courses cover topics that are pertinent to finance practitioners at all levels of government. The Local Financial Training Program offers the Local Finance Officer Certification Program and the Primary Governmental Accounting Series. We also offer a growing number of convenient online courses to help reduce travel costs.

Level II Certification

This certification requires completion of four core courses, 12 elective course hours and a financial management project within a three-year time frame. Once certification is achieved, 15 hours of approved continuing education through the Carl Vinson Institute of Government are required every two years to maintain certification. The two-year reporting period begins January 1 of the odd year and ends on December 31 of the even year. No continuing education is required in the calendar year the certification is earned. For those certified one year but less than two during the reporting period, six hours will be required during the initial certification period.


0071 - Intermediate Governmental Accounting
0072 - Intermediate Budget for Local Government
0073 - Internal Control for Local Government
0074 - Revenue Administration for Local Government
0075 - Level II Finance Officer Project
0084 - Basic Microsoft Excel
0085 - Advanced Microsoft Excel
0087 - Online Accounting for Capital Assets
0089 - Online Capital Improvement Program Overview
0090 - Online Essentials of Financial Management
0091 - Online GASB 84: Accounting for Fiduciary Activities
0092 - Online Importance of Budget Monitoring
0093 - Online Internal Control - Assessing Risk Related to IT
0094 - Online Internal Control for Payroll
0095 - Online Local Government Debt Methods
0096 - Online Open Meetings Open Records
0099 - Online Safeguarding Against Fraud
0101 - Online Taking Responsibility for Your Financial Statements
0102 - Online Unwrapping The Audited Financial Statements
0507 - Intermediate Governmental Accounting- Online, Self-Study
0515 - Internal Control - Online, Self-Study
0517 - Intermediate Budget - Online, Self-Study
0519 - Revenue Administration - Online, Self-Study
0885 - Millage Rate Process
0896 - Payroll Administration
1090 - Federal Grant Compliance
1091 - Financial Concepts for Non-Accountants
1092 - Property Taxes A-Z: The Millage Rate Process
1094 - Internal Controls: Accounts Payable and Cash Disbursements
1095 - Internal Controls: Accounts Receivable and Cash Receipts
1096 - Internal Controls: Capital Assets
1097 - Internal Controls: Payroll
1300 - Budgeting for Long-Term Fiscal Sustainability
1301 - Nuts and Bolts of SPLOST
1302 - The Opportunity for Fraud
1463 - Intermediate Governmental Accounting- Online, Self-Study
1510 - Revenue Administration-Online Self-Study
1549 - Internal Controls: Accounts Receivable and Cash Receipts - Online, Self-Study
1576 - Intermediate Governmental Accounting- Online, Self-Study
1582 - Internal Controls: Payroll - Online, Self-Study
1585 - Internal Controls: Capital Assets - Online, Self-Study
1657 - Internal Controls: Accounts Payable and Cash Disbursements - Online, Self-Study
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