Learn how state and local governments report their financial performance

Governments and private businesses operate in vastly different environments, so their accounting processes and reporting are substantially different, too.


Format: Online

Hours: 18

Credits: 1.8 CEUs / 22 CPEs

When: Start anytime

Cost: $469 - $499

The NASBA-approved online courses in The University of Georgia’s Governmental Accounting Series will help you gain a foundational understanding of accounting in a governmental environment. Upon successful completion of all three accounting courses, a Certificate of Program Completion will be awarded from the University of Georgia. The accounting series includes: 

Intermediate Governmental Accounting is a self-paced, online course with 11 lessons and practice exercises and a downloadable course textbook. The course examines the governmental environment and how governmental GAAP have been designed to meet the objectives of financial reporting in governments. This course concentrates on financial reporting in governments and looks at the financial reporting model as prescribed by GASBS 34, ending with an exercise reconciling the governmental fund level financial statements to the government-wide financial statements.

Upon successful completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Recognize characteristics of the governmental environment and how those characteristics affect accounting within a government
  • Apply concepts learned in Introductory Governmental Accounting, Parts I and II related to measurement foci and bases of accounting
  • Recognize unique accounting transactions associated with governmental accounting
  • Discuss what constitutes the reporting entity and methods of presenting component units
  • Recall what is included in basic financial statements and annual comprehensive financial reports (ACFRs)

Who Should Attend?

This course is for local and state government accounting and financial reporting professionals and others responsible for the oversight and administration of a local, state, authority, or special purpose government’s finances.

Course Information

Course Number: 


Course Date Info: 
  • Enroll at any time
  • Complete the course's required online quizzes and exercises within three (3) months 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 Intermediate Governmental Accounting Work?" and "Frequently Asked Questions"
  • Practical day-to-day accounting methods and financial reporting—and complying with
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) is addressed throughout three-course, accounting online series!

Course Format:
Field of Study: Accounting (Governmental)
Delivery Method: QAS Self Study
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: Introductory Governmental Accounting Part I and Part II

Course Format: 
Course Fee(s): 

$469 — Residents of Georgia 
$499 — Non-Residents of Georgia 
$50 — 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. Written requests should be sent to questions@georgiacenter.uga.edu