This course will provide an overview of an efficient budget preparation process, the importance of budget policy, the role of revenue estimating and forecasting, various budget types, State of Georgia laws that govern budgeting, components of a quality budget presentation, and various elements of budgetary control and administration.


Course Outline

Please note there are three methods to register for this course. Click the Single Registration button to register and pay online. You may also mail in a registration form with a check, click here. Finally, you can also request to be invoiced. 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:

  • recall the definition of a budget

  • recognize Georgia laws that govern the budget process

  • summarize an overview of the budget process

  • recall the different types and components of budgets

  • recall the elements of a successful budget process

  • define budget policy

  • analyze different techniques in preparing revenue estimates


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 Internet-Based

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
Introductory Budget for Local Government - Virtual
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9:00AM to 4:00PM
May 10, 2022 to May 11, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Carl Vinson Institute of Government Locations
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $299.00
Section Notes

Mail-In Registration Form

No refund (100% service charge) if cancelled less than one day before the session start date.

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