Once you have registered and paid for a Self-Study course, we will mail you a Participant’s Manual along with study instructions. An instructor will contact and course work will be submitted to your instructor through email.
Which courses can I take as Self-Study? Most courses listed on our current training schedule are available as Self- Study courses. Other courses are also available. If you have a question about availability - just ask!
Can I complete an entire Certificate Program using the Self- Study option? Because of the flexibility built into our Federal Financial Management Certificate Track Program, it is possible to complete the entire program using the Self-Study option. To date, however, no one has ever chosen to do that. We like to think that is because our on-site courses make this complex material so much easier to learn.
Is it better to attend a course or take a course Self-Study? Again, we hear from our participants all the time, that our instructors were so good that participants learned far more in class than they ever thought they would. However, in the real world, where professionals are faced with scheduling and travel constraints, a Self-Study course is sometimes the best option.
How much does it cost to take a Self-Study course? We use the same material and instructors for the Self-Study courses, so the price is the same as that for attending a course at our site.
How long do I have to complete each course? Self-Study course work should be completed within three months. Most people choose to finish it in a shorter time frame, however, in order to get the maximum benefit from the material.
If I start a course as Self-Study, can I later change my mind and attend the class? Yes, we realize that things change. If you notify us within two months of receiving your materials and there is room available in the next scheduled course of the same title, you are welcome to change your registration and attend.
How do I register for a Self-Study course? Simply call or register online and let us know your intention is to take the course Self-Study.