State, county and local governments need these skills!
Two arms of the University of Georgia, the Carl Vinson Institute of Government and the Georgia Center for Continuing Education, have teamed up to offer online courses that increase your knowledge of specialized governmental functions. Enjoy the convenience of starting anytime and studying at your pace, anytime and anywhere, as you prepare for or enhance your career in public service.
Each of these courses helps you build a foundational understanding of accounting, financial management and human resources in a governmental environment.
Georgians who complete these three courses in sequence may qualify for a certificate under the Local Government Finance Officer Certification Program or the State Financial Management Certificate Program. Upon successful completion of all three accounting courses, a Certificate of Program Completion from the University of Georgia is awarded to all enrollees who are not employed by either the State of Georgia or any Georgia local government.
Upon successful completion of all four internal controls courses, a Certificate of Program Completion from the University of Georgia is awarded to all enrollees who complete the four-course series in a 12-month period.