Online Capital Improvement Program

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Participants will earn 3.0 CPE, .3 CEU, 3 Contact Hours
Field of Study: Accounting

This course is an elective course for the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute and 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.


Upon completion of the course, the participant will be able to:

  • recall the definition of capital improvement program and capital assets

  • distinguish between a budget for CIP compared to operating

  • define criteria for including improvement in CIP

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

  • recall the elements of a capital replacement schedule

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

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

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

  • recall how capital improvement plans are developed and managed


Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of capital budgeting and planning process

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

  • 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.

  • Recommended internet is at least DSL with a speed of 3mbps


For more information regarding refund, concerns and program cancellation policies, please contact Michele Jurkiewicz at the contact information listed.


For questions regarding Certification requirements, please contact Kitty Shollenberger.



January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2021