Accounting and Financial Reporting

GAAP Update FAQs

Wondering about the GAAP Update? View our list of frequently asked questions below.

The 2024 Governmental GAAP Update will be offered on November 14, 2024, from 1:00pm to 5:00 (Eastern), with an encore on December 5, 2024, from 1:00pm to 5:00 (Eastern).

Click here to view a comprehensive list of topics covered.

To register for the November 14, 2024 offering, click here.

To register for the December 5, 2024 encore offering, click here.

A January encore presentation of the GAAP Update will not be offered this year.

Group discounts are not available.

Early registration pricing is available, please see price schedule and discount deadlines below.

Register by October 11, 2024 for the November 14, 2024 offering and by November 1, 2024 for the December 5, 2024 encore to receive the early registration discount.

Government Employees

- Member Price: Early - $135 / Full - $180

- Non-member: Early - $150 / Full - $195

Private Sector

- Associate member: Early - $155 / Full - $215

- Non-member: Early - $185 / Full - $245

You will receive a registration confirmation proceeded by reminder emails from GFOA's Learning Management System (LMS), the platform where the event will be held. Please add the following emails to your Address Box to ensure the delivery of messages from GFOA eLearning: |

Click here for step-by-step instructions for accessing the LMS.

Any number of popular browsers like Chrome, Safari, Edge, and Firefox will work with the LMS. Internet Explorer will not work: it does not support modern developments in web design and standards.

Click here to learn more.

There are 4 CPE credits available for participating in the GAAP Update.

You must attend for a minimum of 50 minutes of each hour of the GAAP Update. In addition, polling questions will be launched at random intervals throughout the presentation to verify your participation in addition to attendance. You do not need to answer the questions correctly, but they must be answered.

If you do not meet both the attendance and participation requirements, you will not be awarded CPE.

You can read more about the CPE verification requirements here.


Course level: Intermediate

Class type: eLearning

Field of study: Accounting (Governmental)

Prerequisites: Knowledge of state and local governmental accounting and financial reporting.

Who will benefit: State and local governmental accounting and financial reporting professionals, state and local government CFOs, and auditors of state and local governments.

GFOA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors using its website:

GFOA's Learning Management System is an individual user based product. That means every attendee in your group will need to log into the system under their personal profile and complete their own attendance verification.

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