This course provides an overview of the State of Georgia purchasing process. Discussion will focus on the Georgia Procurement Manual, the Seven Stages of Procurement and the four purchasing methodologies.

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 Single Registration button, and then select Checkout. Login 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:

  • detail the Basics of Public Procurement

  • define “ethics”

  • find and use two critical purchasing reference: the Georgia Procurement Manual and NIGP tools

  • describe Procurement Systems

  • list and provide an explanation of the Seven Stages of Procurement

  • list exemptions to State of Georgia purchasing regulations

  • define and list the Order of Precedence


Credits: Participants will earn 7.2 CPE .6 CEU, 6 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

Who Should Attend? This course is for state government accounting and financial reporting professionals and others responsible for oversight and administration of a state 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

For more information regarding refunds, concerns and program cancellation policies, please contact Dave Lakly, dlakly@uga.edu.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Purchasing Basics in Georgia State Government
Group Internet Based
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Nov 17, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Carl Vinson Institute of Government Locations
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee $0.00
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