This course will provide an overview of the capital improvement process, the importance of the strategic plan, budget policy, and the comprehensive plan in the development of the CIP, prioritizing requests, various funding options for the CIP as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each, and elements in managing the CIP and CIP balances after adoption of the plan by the governing authority. 

Course Outline

Please note there are two methods to register for this course. Click the Single Registration button to register and pay online. To request an invoice, click the blue Single Registration button, and then select Checkout. Log in with your account information. Under payment method, select "Request for Invoice."  Once you click this option, you must then select "Company Invoice" under Choose Payment Method. You will receive an email with the invoice attached.

Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the participant should be able to define capital improvement plan, explain how CIP relates to the operating budget, recall the importance of the strategic plan, comprehensive plan, and budget policy in the development of CIP, describe the elements of a successful CIP process including formulating and prioritizing requests, recall the importance of the capital replacement schedule, identify appropriate funding sources for the CIP as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each, describe elements involved in managing the CIP and how to manage CIP balances.


Credits:  Participants will earn 12.5 CPE, 1.2 CEU, 12 Contact Hours

Attendance Policy:  Our classroom training requires attendance during all parts of the instructional program.  Instructors are required to take attendance and cannot approve student absences during class time.  Please carefully consider your schedule when selecting class dates.

Field of Study: Finance - Technical

Who Should Attend? This course is for local government accounting and financial reporting professionals and others responsible for oversight and administration of a local government’s finances.  

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method:  Group Live for classroom and Group Internet-Based for online

University of Georgia, Carl Vinson Institute of Government, is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:  https://www.nasbaregistry.org

Contact:  For more information regarding refunds, concerns, and program cancellation policies, please contact Sue Joe, suejin@uga.edu.



Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Capital Improvement Program - Virtual Live
Group Internet Based
W, Th
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Sep 07, 2022 to Sep 08, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Carl Vinson Institute of Government Locations
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee $299.00
Section Notes
No refund (100% service charge) if cancelled less than one day before the session start date.


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