Certified Governmental Accounting Technician (CGAT)

The purpose of the Certified Governmental Accounting Technician (CGAT) Program is to improve the professional, administrative and fiscal skills of candidates through a series of courses approved by GFOAA in the areas of General Ledger, Budgeting, Fund Accounting, Purchasing/Accounts Payable, Payroll and Billings/Accounts Receivable. For more information regarding qualifying for the CGAT program and certification requirements, click here to visit the GFOAA website.

2019-2020 Courses: 

Billings/Accounts Receivable

November 6, 2019, Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa, AL - 6 hours (Elective Course)

Objective: to familiarize the participant with techniques to record money that is owed or paid to your entity for products or services that have been rendered by you on credit to customers.

Register for the Billings/Accounts Receivable course online. 

Payroll

January 8, 2020, Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa, AL - 6 hours (Elective Course)

Objective: to familiarize the participant with detailed accounting techniques for processing employee salaries and wages, bonuses, benefits and taxes. This course will also familiarize the participant with IRS rules and regulations.

Register for the Payroll course online.

Registration by mail: Download CGAT Registration Form

Registration by phone:  Registration Services 205-348-3000

*Payment must be receive prior to the course date in order to complete your registration for a course.

2020-2021 Courses:

General Ledger

April 1, 2020, Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa, AL - 6 hours (Required Core Course)

Objective: to familiarize the participant with the study of ledgers in which all the assets, liabilities, equity, revenue and expenses are posted and from which financial statements are prepared.

Register for the General Ledger course online.

Budgeting

April 15, 2020, Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa, AL - 6 hours (Elective Course)

Objective: to familiarize the participant with key areas of governmental budgeting and finance. Specifically, the course will focus on the appropriation and management of public funds, including the importance and background of budgets, the budgetary cycle, revenue projections, types of expenditures, and the execution of a budget.

Register for the Budgeting course online.

Fund Accounting

May 13, 2020, Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa, AL - 6 hours (Required Core Course)

Objective: to familiarize the participant with the process of recording financial information that groups resources into funds based on their source and any limitations on use.

Register for the Fund Accounting course online.

Purchasing/Accounts Payable

August 26, 2020, Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa, AL - 6 hours (Elective Course)

Objective: to familiarize the participant with accounts and techniques used to record and generate payment to specific companies or individuals for products or services that have been purchased on credit by your entity. Accounts payables are usually items that will be paid for in less than one year.

Register for the Purchasing/Accounts Payable course online.

Billings/Accounts Receivable

November 4, 2020, Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa, AL - 6 hours (Elective Course)

Objective: to familiarize the participant with techniques to record money that is owed and or paid to your entity for products or services that have been rendered by you on credit to customers.

Register for the Billings/Accounts Receivable course online.

Payroll

January 13, 2021, Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa, AL - 6 hours (Elective Course)

Objective: to familiarize the participant with detailed accounting techniques for processing employee salaries and wages, bonuses, benefits and taxes. This course will also familiarize the participant with IRS rules and regulations.

Register for the Payroll course online.

Register by mail: Download the CGAT 2020-2021 Registration Form

Register by phone: Call Registration Services, 205-348-3000

*Payment must be receive prior to the course date in order to complete your registration for a course.

Lodging

A limited number of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Capstone (directly adjacent to the Bryant Conference Center) for the night before each of the courses. Please call the Hotel Capstone at 205-752-3200 to make your reservation. Be sure to mention UA CGAT to receive the discounted rate. 

Hotel Capstone Cut-Off Dates:

  • Billings/Accounts Receivable - November 5, 2019; cut off date: October 6, 2019
  • Payroll - January 7, 2020; cut off date: December 8, 2019
  • General Ledger - March 30, 2020; cut off date: February 29, 2020
  • Budgeting - April 14, 2020; cut off date: March 15, 2020
  • Fund Accounting - Mary 12, 2020; cut off date: April 12, 2020
  • Purchasing/Accounts Payable - August 26, 2020; cut off date: July 26, 2020
  • Billings/Accounts Receivable - November 3, 2020; cut off date: October 4, 2020
  • Payroll - January 12, 2021; cut off date: December 13, 2020

Attendance

Any of the above courses may be taken independently of any certification program.

Certification: To earn the certification, one must complete two mandatory courses and two electives.

Continuing Education: It is recommended that certificate holders complete 12 hours of CPE every 2 years.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made within 14 days of the program are subject to a $100 cancellation fee. Refunds will not be granted after the program has begun. A substitute participant may be designated in place of a registrant who cannot attend (you must notify Registration Services of substitution at least 24 hours in advance).

Request for Accommodations

The University of Alabama is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Requests for accommodation of physical and/or dietary needs should be made at least 30 calendar days in advance of the program date. Please email your requests to trrouse@ccs.ua.edu

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