Debt Administration

Debt Administration gives you a solid background in the basics of debt issuance in a governmental environment. This online training course allows you to progress at your own pace, augmented by consultation with a financial professional upon request.

Snapshot

  • Format: Online course 

    Hours: 12 hours / 12 CEs 

    When: Start anytime 

    Cost: $209 - $249

This self-paced, online course will familiarize you with the types of debt that governments can issue and the documents that accompany that offering. You will also learn why governments issue debt and the relationship of debt to capital improvement programs. In addition, you will learn about how bonds are rated through the bond rating agencies and how to lower your interest rates without going through the rating process.

In this course, you will learn: 

  • The relationship between the types of purchases made and the types of debt issued
  • The typical sources of funding capital projects
  • The common types of debt issued by government
  • Where to obtain monies to finance projects
  • The most common alternatives in debt structure

This dynamic course has a detailed curriculum consisting of 10 Lessons

  1. Why Governments Borrow Money
  2. Typical Methods of Financing Capital Projects
  3. Common Types of Debt Issued
  4. How Bonds Are Rated
  5. The Players
  6. Methods of Sale
  7. Debt Structuring — Interest and Maturities
  8. Bond Documents
  9. So, Am I Done Yet?
  10. The What, Why and When of Refunding Bonds

Who Should Attend?

  • Local Government Finance Professionals and Paraprofessionals who want to enhance their career skills and professional development opportunities through the Georgia Finance Officer Certification Program.
  • Governmental Professionals with previous private sector experience who want to gain debt administration knowledge.
  • State and Local Governmental employees who require knowledge of Debt Administration.

Course Information

Course Number: 

64915

Course Date Info: 
  • Enroll at any time
  • Complete the course's required online quizzes and exercises within 30 days of issuance of course access details (i.e., a Welcome email containing the course URL, username and password)
  • For more details about the course, please click on the downloadable files on right titled, "How Does Debt Administration Work?", and "Frequently Asked Questions."
Course Format: 
Online
Course Fee(s): 

$209 (US Funds) — Residents of Georgia
$249 (US Funds) — Non-Residents of Georgia
$50 (US Funds) — One-Month Extension (Only one extension is granted per participant.)

Prepayment is required to be registered. Prices listed are per person. Prices are subject to change.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: The Georgia Center will gladly issue full refunds for cancellations received in writing prior to the release of course access information. You may cancel your enrollment at any time during the course and receive a refund less a $50 administrative fee, provided that you have not accessed the online course material at all. During the first 10 days of your course, if you have not completed any course work, you may opt for a one-time transfer of your enrollment to another student; the new student (i.e., substitute) would have up to 30 days from the transfer date to complete the course. A course may be transferred only once for a fee of $50 (US). Written requests should be sent to questions [at] georgiacenter [dot] uga [dot] edu

Continuing Education Information: 
  • The University of Georgia will award 1.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or 12 Continuing Education units (CEs) upon successful completion of Debt Administration.
  • University of Georgia CEU transcripts are available at any time upon written request.

Certification or Licensure Information:

This course is required in the completion of Level I Local Finance Officer Certification Program for local government personnel in the State of Georgia.

There are no prerequisites for enrolling in the Debt Administration course. 

None. A link to the textbook is provided in the course. You can choose to print out the textbook or complete the reading assignment online. Everything you need is built within the online course platform.

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