Learn how to plan and manage governmental revenue.

This NASBA-approved course provides an overview of revenue administration, including the importance of revenue policies, types of revenues that governments typically generate, current trends in revenue administration, how to improve revenue collections, and revenue forecasting.


Format: Online

Hours: 12.5

Credits: 1.25 CEUs / 15 CPEs

When: Start anytime

Cost: $299 - $339

Revenue Administration familiarizes you with the types of revenues that governments typically generate. You learn the history of types of revenues and about current trends in governmental revenue administration. As you progress through each lesson, you are challenged with self-test questions and interactive exercises. Online consultations with a financial professional can be scheduled on request. 

In 10 lessons, you can expect to learn:

  • Four trends in the revenue structures of local governments
  • The components of a well-conceived revenue policy
  • The property tax cycle and its key players
  • How to calculate the millage rate and apply it to a tax digest
  • How to strengthen the collection of property taxes
  • How to establish a fee policy and use fee pricing methodologies
  • Understanding licenses, permits, regulatory fees, and impact fees
  • The theoretical concept of intergovernmental revenues
  • How to differentiate between the different types of intergovernmental revenues
  • The various forms of fines and forfeiture revenues
  • Methods of generating revenue from investment income
  • The different collection methods and collection strategies available
  • How to determine the best revenue sources to fund a new government service

Who Should Attend?

  • Local government finance professionals and paraprofessionals who want to enhance their career skills and professional development opportunities.
  • Local government employees who seek to meet requirements of their state’s Local Government Finance Officer Certification Program.
  • Professionals with private sector experience who want to gain knowledge of governmental revenue administration.
  • Accounting professionals preparing for the CPA exam or seeking continuing professional education.

Course Information

Course Number: 


Course Date Info: 
  • Enroll anytime
  • Complete the required online quizzes and exercises within 30 days of receiving the course URL, username and password information.
  • To complete the course, read and submit all exercises and quizzes. At the conclusion, you must successfully complete the online final examination with a score of 100%.
  • For more details, please access the downloadable files titled, “How Does Revenue Administration Work?” and “Frequently Asked Questions.

Course Format:
Field of Study: Finance- Technical
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 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. A course may be transferred only once for a fee of $50 (US). Written requests should be sent to student@georgiacenter.uga.edu