Training paths

Level I

2 day Academy offered each spring delivers a series of survey courses about all facets of government finance in Illinois.

Those that complete the entire Level I Academy receive an Illinois Government Finance Professional Level I Certificate.

Who should attend

  • New finance department personnel seeking an overview of government finance
  • Professionals with limited experience in government finance
  • Non-finance professionals such as department heads and assistant department heads whose primary duties are unrelated to finance
  • Elected officials unfamiliar with government finance

prerequisites

None

Level II

Level II classes offered as part of 2 day Academy in the Spring and a 1 day Academy each autumn include a rotating series of basic courses.

Those that complete the Level II Academy courses receive an Illinois Government Finance Professional Level II CertificateLevel II classes offered as part of 2 day Academy in the Spring and a 1 day Academy each autumn include a rotating series of basic courses.

Those that complete the Level II Academy courses receive an Illinois Government Finance Professional Level II Certificate

who should attend

  • Finance department personnel looking to build on knowledge gained in Level I courses
  • Accountants, assistant managers, assistant finance directors, and new finance directors
  • Staff of other government departments involved in budgeting, accounting and managing finances

prerequisites

Completion of Level I or commensurate experience; refer to details under each course announcement

Application and Best Pratices Courses

1- 2 day seminars or courses offered as a series of webinars covering intermediate and advanced level material. Offered as stand alone or as part of Annual Conference

WHO should attend

  • Geared to participants with at least three years experience in specific course area or equivalent education in government finance
  • Government finance professionals encouraged to take a refresher course at least every three years to stay up-to-date on changing standards and best practices

PREREQUISITES

Completion of Level II or commensurate experience; refer to details under each course announcement

Institutes

1 day seminars on hot topics and emerging issues.

who should attend

Advanced level seminars geared to finance directors and professional staff with at least 3-5 years of experience in subject area

PREREQUISITES

Completion of Level II or commensurate experience; refer to details under each course announcement

Conference

Held each September the Sunday through Tuesday following Labor Day. Includes hot topic sessions, keynote presentation and specific classes and workshops

who should attend

  • All government finance professionals as a variety of sessions and workshops are offered each year
  • Finance department personnel looking to build on knowledge gained in Level I courses
  • Accountants, assistant managers, assistant finance directors, and new finance directors
  • Staff of other government departments involved in budgeting, accounting and managing finances

prerequisites

Varies - refer to Conference details

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