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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.


Our online training courses are fully self-contained. There are no additional textbooks to purchase. Everything is online…from registration to completion of the course. Even though there is no direct contact with an instructor in these courses, participants have access to our qualified faculty to answer questions and further explain concepts through designated email accounts.


Complete the course's required online quizzes and exercises within 30 days of receiving the "Welcome" email with course URL, username and password information.


Our online courses cover important topics in financial and human resource management specific to state and local governments. Since their debut in 2001, the popularity of the online courses have grown, attracting not only students from Georgia, but nationwide and even internationally.

Financial courses for people outside Georgia

Click to see our class offerings for those outside Georgia.


Finance Officer Certification courses available online:

To view course descriptions and register, click the links below.

Department of Revenue courses available online:

The Georgia Department of Revenue (GDOR) is statutorily required to provide continuing education to all local tax officials, staff and members of the county boards of equalization. To register for the following online continuing education training, please visit this link to register.

  • Online Courses

    • Accounting for Capital Assets ($119 per person)

    • Capital Improvement Program ($119 per person)

    • Essentials of Financial Management ($159 per person)

    • Human Resources: An Online Course for Governmental Officials ($219 per person)

    • Importance of Budget Monitoring ($119 per person)

    • Intermediate Budget ($299 per person)

    • Internal Control ($299 per person)

    • Internal Controls — Accounts Payable and Cash Disbursements ($219 per person)

    • Internal Controls — Accounts Receivable and Cash Receipts ($219 per person)

    • Internal Controls — Capital Assets ($219 per person)

    • Internal Controls — Payroll ($219 per person)

    • Introductory Budget ($299 per person)

    • Local Government Debt Methods ($119 per person)

    • Open Meetings Open Records ($219 per person)

    • Safeguarding Against Fraud ($119 per person)

    • Unwrapping the Audited Financial Statements ($119 per person)

Municipal Elected Officials courses available online:

To view course descriptions and register, click the links below.