This course is designed to provide an overview of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) process from the beginning stages of assessing the capital needs and requests, developing the capital plan and budget during the budget process, determining the appropriate funding sources and managing capital projects after budget adoption. Some of the information included in the course pertains directly to Georgia.

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 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 completion of the course, the participant should be able to:

  • recall the definition of capital improvement program and capital assets

  • distinguish between a budget for CIP compared to operating

  • identify criteria for including improvement in CIP

  • recall planning documents and policies to consider during development of the CIP

  • recall the elements of a capital replacement schedule

  • identify the operating impact of a capital improvement on the budget

  • recall how capital improvements are selected and methods used to evaluate and prioritize

  • identify the roles of governing authority and other participants involved in the capital planning and budgeting process

  • identify the typical funding options related to a capital improvement plan

  • recall how capital improvement plans are developed and managed


Credits: Participants will earn 3 CPE, .3 CEU, 3 Contact Hours

Attendance Policy: Not applicable, self-study

Field of Study: Finance

Who Should Attend? This session is for anyone involved in development or administration of the capital budgeting and planning process.

Advance Preparation: None 

Program Level: Overview

Delivery Method: QAS Self Study

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 Sherri Phillips at sherri.phillips@uga.edu .

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Section Title
Online Capital Improvement Program Overview
QAS Self-Study
Jul 01, 2023 to Jun 30, 2024
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee $119.00
Section Notes
No refund once course is accessed for the first time.
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