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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GFOA strongly recommends that all members register for education seminars online for faster processing if possible.

If registering online, you will have the option to pay now, or pay later. If paying later, you will be prompted for a P.O. and will be invoiced for your registration.

If you are unable to register online, below is a link to download the education registration form. Please allow three weeks for processing as mail service has been delayed.

Please e-mail completed forms to

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

  • 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 or call (312) 977-9700.

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