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We offer a variety of financial training programs for city, county, state, and school system finance and office personnel. Trainings can improve their financial management skills or help them to earn certification.

Financial Training:

State Financial Programs

The State Financial Training Program offers the Primary Governmental Accounting Series, the Budget and Financial Management Certification Program, and other topics selected to enhance your professional development.

State Financial Video Tutorials

View video tutorials related to Microsoft Excel and Posting the Appropriations Act.

Local Financial Programs

Local governments require sound financial management practices to operate efficiently and effectively. We provide a variety of educational opportunities for local governments in the areas of governmental accounting, budgeting, and other financial subjects. Courses cover topics that are pertinent to finance practitioners at all levels of government. The Local Financial Training Program offers the Local Finance Officer Certification Program, and new for FY 2018, the Primary Governmental Accounting Series. We also offer a growing number of convenient online courses to help reduce travel costs.

Charter Schools Financial Management Certification Program

We offer the Charter Schools Financial Management Certification Program for charter school leaders and personnel who are responsible for school budgets, accounting, payroll processing, purchasing, and ensuring a school's financial policies are in line with state and federal laws.

Online Classes

Our online training courses combine the quality training associated with the Institute of Government with the flexibility to meet the needs of busy government employees and elected officials. These courses allow students to progress through their chosen courses at their own pace and on their own schedules without the travel time and related travel expenses commonly accompanying traditional classroom training courses.