Training Policies


The following discounts are available:

  • Early Registration: Register early and receive a 10 percent discount. Please click here to view the GFOA Events Calendar and deadline dates. In order to be eligible for the discount, registrations must be received and paid in full by check or credit card by the date listed with the monthly sessions. Certain seminars do not qualify for an early discount. Please visit for complete policies.
  • Groups: If your organization registers three or more people for the same seminar, you may reduce their registration fees by 10 percent. To qualify for the discount, registrations must be mailed together and paid with one check or invoice. Certain seminars do not qualify for a group discount. Click here to view the GFOA Events Calendar for details regarding a particular training event.
  • Internet Training Groups: Registration fee is per person. Group discounts are available. Early and/or student registration discounts do not apply to Internet training. Register and pay for 3 to 9 participants and receive 10 percent off the total cost of the registrations. Register and pay for 10 or more participants and receive 15 percent off the total cost of the registrations. To qualify for the group discount, registrations must be submitted together. Individual registrations submitted separately or after the original group is submitted will not qualify for the group discount.


Cancellation requests must be made in writing to GFOA by e-mail. All cancellations received five business days before the event date will incur a $20 administrative fee. No refunds will be issued after that date.

New Members

If you join GFOA at the same time that you register for a seminar, you may enroll at the lower member rate and receive an additional discount of $25. Include your membership fee with your registration payment. E-mail GFOA’s membership department for information on membership fees.

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 the staff who is not attending the training, a nonmember may attend in his or her place at the lower member rate. Nonmembers (from the private sector) cannot substitute for associate members.


On occasion, instructors are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. GFOA will attempt to notify attendees in advance by e-mail, phone, or via our website. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause our attendees.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Certificates

Each participant will be mailed a CPE certificate approximately three weeks after the seminar. This certificate verifies that you attended the program and it should be kept with your CPE documents. Please note that training registrations must be paid in full before a CPE certificate will be mailed to the participant.


Continental breakfast and lunch are included with the registration fee for group-live and immersion courses. Lunch is only provided on full days.


For information regarding administrative policies such as complaints and refunds, please contact GFOA via email or at 312-977-9700.