• Our classes have no more than 25 participants per class, prioritizing optimal learning and networking.
    Small Class Sizes
  • Located in downtown Atlanta, we are convenient to dining, businesses and cultural opportunities
    Heart of Atlanta
  • Our school is ranked No. 5 in public finance and budgeting by U.S. News & World Report, thanks to our elite scholars.
    World-Class Faculty
Whether you work for a city, county or state — the Center for State and Local Finance at Georgia State University offers an in-depth public finance program to help you be competitive.

Our program offers public finance training that focuses on the strategic thinking and analytic skills that today’s public finance leaders need to succeed. Experts in the field teach and serve as guest presenters and panelists. Presenters have included the Georgia state treasurer and Georgia state auditor, among others.

The classes are grounded in the content knowledge needed to become a Certified Public Finance Officer through the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). Continuing education credits are available via the National Association of State Boards and Accountancy.

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Registration for the 2018-2019 year will open soon! Now is the time to discuss with your employer whether they offer any financial assistance for professional development courses. Download the program flyer.

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We know cost can hinder even the most motivated employees from seeking professional development. Our low program fees are meant to ensure more government finance leaders and aspiring leaders can attend our courses. Get tuition details.

  • 2-day, $350
  • 3-day, $500
  • 4-day, $700

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ShelbyRonald-WPThumb1If you have questions about the course content and experience, contact Ron Shelby, assistant director of executive education, at 404-413-0327 or rshelby3@gsu.edu.

Ask Ron about the Certificate in Public Financial Management. Participants may take individual courses or complete all six core classes to receive CSLF’s Certificate in Public Financial Management. Customized programs are available.