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Virginia Institute of Government

Treasurers Certification Program

The Treasurers and Deputy Treasurers certification programs have two components, taking and passing required courses and earning “points” through participation in association events. Specific program details, including purpose, content, eligibility, requirements, procedures, and regulations, are included in the handbooks below, which are both written and maintained by the Association, not the Weldon Cooper Center. Alternatively, you can visit the Treasurers’ Association website for program details and requirements.

The Weldon Cooper Center administers the certification program on behalf of the Treasurers’ Association of Virginia and maintains all records of the program, including accurate, up-to-date transcripts.

Information gets posted to individual transcripts in the following manner:

  • Course grades are usually posted within ten days of the exam.
  • Attendance at regularly scheduled events—district meetings, annual meetings, etc.—is normally posted within two weeks of the event.
  • For events outside the scope of the Cooper Center, records are updated once the Cooper Center receives the necessary information.


A complete list of courses, descriptions, and requirements can be found here or by clicking the Download button below to download the PDF. 

Course NameLocationClassroom PointsOnline PointsDeputy TreasurersTreasurers
Advanced Government AccountingClassroom14 ElectiveElective
Advanced Short Term InvestmentsClassroom14 ElectiveElective
Banking and Cash ManagementClassroom & Online1410ElectiveMandatory
BankruptcyClassroom12 ElectiveMandatory
Challenge Exam - Level I AccountingOnline 0ElectiveElective
Customer ServiceClassroom10 MandatoryElective
Cyber SecurityOnline 10ElectiveElective
Delinquent CollectionsClassroom14 ElectiveMandatory
Effective Media RelationsClassroom10 ElectiveElective
EthicsClassroom & Online108ElectiveMandatory
Financial Reconciliation and ReportingClassroom9 ElectiveElective
General Technology IClassroom10 ElectiveElective
Google Calendar (Non-Credit Course)Online 1ElectiveElective
Horse Sense for LeadersClassroom8 ElectiveElective
Intermediate Government AccountingOnline 7ElectiveMandatory
Internal ControlsClassroom & Online108ElectiveMandatory
Introductory Government AccountingOnline 8ElectiveElective
Issuing Debt and Debt ManagementClassroom14 ElectiveElective
Lawful EmploymentClassroom & Online108ElectiveMandatory
Level I AccountingClassroom8 ElectiveElective
Level II AccountingClassroom8 ElectiveElective
Level III AccountingClassroom8 ElectiveElective
Lobbying 101Classroom10 ElectiveElective
Operating BudgetsClassroom12 ElectiveElective
Roles and Responsibilities of the Commissioner of the RevenueClassroom12 ElectiveElective
Roles and Responsibilities of the TreasurerClassroom12 MandatoryMandatory
Short Term InvestmentsClassroom14 ElectiveMandatory
Spanish for Government OfficialsClassroom12 ElectiveElective
Tax Exemptions in VirginiaClassroom10 ElectiveElective
Understanding the Code of VirginiaClassroom10 ElectiveElective
Virginia Government and LawClassroom10 ElectiveElective

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