Capital Financing in Local Government

This course reviews the authorized debt financing and other capital financing options available to local governments in North Carolina. It reviews the legal authority and procedures for each capital financing option (current revenues, savings, special levies, and borrowing money) and discusses common practical and strategic issues. Note that the focus of the course is on state law authority only. It does not address marketing issues related to issuing debt. 

Participants will be required to complete a few hours of pre-work before the course begins. Details of the pre-work will be provided prior to class.

The class is 9 Sessions via Zoom taking place Tuesday's and Thursday's on the following dates. All sessions times are 12:00 - 1:15pm. Registration will open Mid July 

  • September 8 & 10 
  • September 15 & 17
  • September 22 & 24 
  • September 29 & October 1 
  • October 6 

 ATTENDANCE POLICY: In order to earn a certificate of completion for this course, participants will need to fully participate in all of the Zoom calls. If you miss one of the calls, you will not be eligible for the course certificate. Please check your calendar for the above dates and be sure you are available to attend all Zoom sessions fully before registering. Times are 12:00pm - 1:15pm. 

Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply toward tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are four deadlines to submit applications:

  • March 1 (for courses starting between April 1 and June 30)
  • June 1 (for courses starting between July 1 and September 30)
  • September 1 (for courses starting between October 1 and December 31)
  • December 1 (for courses starting between January 1 and March 31)

Additional information

Knowledge and experience level: The workshop offers intermediate to advanced instruction, presenting concepts and information at a level equivalent to university graduate education. Participants should have at least one and preferably two or more years of experience in local government budgeting, finance, or management.

Certification: Completion of this course fulfills one of the core course requirements for the Local Government Finance Officers' Certification Program.

CPE Credit: Recommended Continuing Professional Education 

Teaching Methods: Lectures, exercises, and case studies

Advanced Preparation: Pre work to be assigned prior to class 

There currently are no scheduled offerings of this course.

Materials will be posted below as the become available 


For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar, Registration and Client Services Group
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Susan Hutchinson

Program Manager, Local and State Government Group