This course is designed to provide an overview of the debt administration process within a government. The course will focus on the reasons governments borrow money, short-term versus long-term debt, the Capital Improvement Program (CIP), debt policy, common types of debt issued and players in the debt process, method of sale, bond documents and continuing disclosure and refunding process.

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 will be able to:

  • identify the definitions of long-term and short-term debt

  • identify the components of a capital improvement program

  • recall the components of a debt policy

  • recall the typical methods of financing and common types of debt issued

  • recognize the methods of sale

  • recognize the players in the debt process

  • identify elements of bond documents

  • recall the continuing disclosure requirements

  • define refunding


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

Attendance Policy: Not applicable, self-study

Field of Study: Finance - technical

Who Should Attend? This session is for anyone involved in development or administration of debt within a government

Advance Preparation: None 

Program Level: Overview

Delivery Method: QAS Self Study

  • Final exam is required with a minimum score of 70%, one retest is allowed. Should you not pass the second attempt, you will be required to register for the course again.

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.

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Section Title
Online Local Government Debt Methods
QAS Self-Study
Jul 01, 2022 to Jun 30, 2023
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee $119.00
Section Notes

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

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