Education

Dedicated to the sound management of government financial resources, GFOA provides professional development opportunities to more than 12,000 state and local finance professionals each year. Developed and taught by public finance experts, GFOA offers professional education through group-live courses held across the country and Internet-based courses.

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Events Calendar

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Training Catalog

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Training Policies

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Learning Management System

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Guide for CPE

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Training Locations

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Group Registration Information:

If you have multiple people participating in a course, please complete an Excel spreadsheet with the following information and e-mail it to education@gfoa.org:

  • name
  • title
  • agency
  • full address
  • phone number
  • and e-mail (Please note that course instructions will be sent via e-mail)

For information about group discounts, contact Barb Mollo.

For a complete and current list of all training, please view GFOA's Events Calendar.

Substitutions (government entities only): A one-for-one substitution of a nonmember for an active member is allowed if your organization has a current GFOA member on staff who is not attending the seminar; a nonmember may attend in their place at the lower member rate. Nonmembers (from the private sector) cannot substitute for associate members.

Please note: Substitutions cannot be processed online when registering. Please complete the Education Seminar Registration Form to submit to GFOA.


GFOA education is managed by staff in GFOA's Operations and Marketing Department. For more information or to ask any questions you may have, please email education@gfoa.org or call (312) 977-9700.

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