Accounting and Financial Reporting

GAAP Update FAQs

GFOA will offer its 25th Annual Governmental GAAP Update on November 5, 2020, and December 3, 2020. Questions? View our list of frequently asked questions below.

When will this year's event begin?

The presentation will run from 1:00-5:00 p.m. (Eastern) on November 5 and December 3 (encore). Please adjust to your local time zone.

What topics will be covered in this year's program?

The seminar offers an incomparable opportunity to learn everything you need to know about the most recent developments in accounting and financial reporting for state and local governments. View the brochure for more detailed information.

How do I register?

Click here to log in to register for the November 5 GAAP Update. Click here to register for the encore presentation on December 3. If you are unable to register online, use this form.

Are there any registration discounts?

Register by October 2 to save with an early discount on the November 5 offering of the GAAP Update. Register by November 6 to save with an early discount on the December 3 (encore).

Is there a group registration option?

Yes, there is a group registration option. Please use this form to register groups for the November 5 offering. Use this form for the December 3 encore. Once complete, you can email the form to or fax it to (312) 284-1224. Questions about large groups? Contact Barb Mollo at

What happens after I register?

You will receive a registration confirmation proceeded by four reminder e-mails 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 e-Learning: |

What is GFOA's Learning Management System (LMS)?

Earlier this year, all digital education, which includes traditional one and two hour webinars, new multi-day courses, GAAP Update, and any other education that is accessed online was moved to the LMS. Click here to learn more.

How do I access the event?

As mentioned above, the GAAP Update will be held on GFOA's Learning Management System (LMS). Click here for step-by-step instructions for accessing the LMS.

What web browser should I use to access the LMS?

The Learning Management System takes advantage of modern developments in web design and standards that Internet Explorer does not support. GFOA did not exclude it by choice. Click here to learn more.

What if I have technical problems the day of the event?

If you are experiencing technical difficulties, please e-mail or call 1-800-9390 for support.

How will CPE credits be awarded?

There are 4 CPE credits available for participating in the GAAP Update. During the GAAP Update, a CPE verification code will be provided by the instructor to validate your attendance at the live session. After the program is completed, please return to the course landing page in GFOA’s learning management system (LMS). You will see a verification component for this class. In the box to the right, you will need to enter the case sensitive word and hit the submit button. If you typed this code correctly, it will unlock your course evaluation to complete. Finishing this step will unlock your earned CPE credit. The verification code is not needed to enter and start the program and will be provided once the CPE credit has been earned.

If I'm watching in a group, how will CPE be awarded?

For those who are viewing in a group setting, our 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.

Can I watch an archive of the recording?

New this year included with your registration, participants will have access to the archived recording of the GAAP Update to review until February 28, 2021. Note: CPE credits will not be earned from viewing the recording.

Note: We'll continue to add to this frequently asked questions list. Please check back often.