Debt Administration gives you a solid background in debt issuance in a governmental environment. This NASBA-approved online course allows you to progress at your own pace, supplemented by a consultation with a financial professional upon request.


Format: Online

Hours: 12

Credits: 1.2 CEUs / 14 CPEs

When: Start anytime

Cost: $299 - $339

This online course will teach you about different types of debt governments can issue and the documents accompanying that offering. You will also learn why governments issue debt and the relationship of debt to capital improvement programs. You will also learn how agencies rate bonds and how to lower your interest rates without going through the rating process.

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 improve their skills and career prospects through the Georgia Finance Officer Certification Program.
  • Government professionals with past private sector experience who want to learn debt management.
  • Credentialed individuals that require continuing professional education.
  • Many state licensing boards require that CPAs maintain and improve their skills through continuing professional education (CPE) courses. This course is approved by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)

Course Information

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Course Date Info: 
  • Enroll at any time
  • Complete the course's required online quizzes and exercises within 60 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, "How Does Debt Administration Work?", and "Frequently Asked Questions."

Course Format:
Field of Study: Finance
Delivery Method: QAS Self Study
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: None

Course Format: 
Course Fee(s): 

$299 (US Funds) — Residents of Georgia
$339 (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 cancelations received in writing before the release of course access information. You may cancel your enrollment at any time during the course and receive a refund, minus a $50 administrative fee if you have not accessed the online course material at all. Written requests should be sent to