Training for Departments

State Budget Preparation

The Department of Finance is conducting departmental budget training regarding the 2023 24 Budget process. You can enroll for this training via this webpage (see registration link below).

Who May Attend

State of California departmental staff directly involved in the budget process, including the preparation and/or submission of budget documents. Each training session is limited, so four staff per department, per level of experience, may attend. Successful registration requires a valid state department email account. This course is not intended as a career development tool nor to fulfill a continuing education requirement. Enrollment may require departmental budget officer approval to attend.

Budget Process Training

Two types of technical training are being offered: 1) standard training (considered a refresher course), and 2) training for new analysts. All sessions will cover the following topics:

  • Budgeting Resources
  • General Treatment of Revenues and Expenditures
  • Tips for Uploading Templates into Hyperion
  • Fund Condition Statements/Past Year Reconciliation
  • Salaries and Wages Publication
  • Budget Galley Review and Validation

This is not training focusing on how to use FI$Cal’s Hyperion-based Budget System nor is it a hands-on training. For assistance using Hyperion, please contact your Finance Budget Analyst.


Prior to attending, please review current Budget Letters located on our website.

Dates and Location

Sessions are available in August 2022. To view specific dates, please begin the enrollment process. To view specific dates, please begin the enrollment process by clicking Enroll Now below. Classes will be held via web conferencing software. Details will be provided to verified registrants only.

Enroll Now

Immediately after registering for training, you will receive an email confirming course enrollment. If you have questions related to enrollment, please email

Training Materials

If you are unable to attend this training, you may obtain self-paced training from the Budget Process Training Guide on the FI$Cal Resources page. For specific budget questions, departmental analysts may send an email to

Training for Fiscal and Accounting Officers

The Fiscal Systems and Consulting Unit (FSCU) provides training for the State Fund Accounting Course, Cash Management Improvement Act, Pro Rata, Statewide Cost Allocation Plan (SWCAP), and Indirect Cost Rate Proposal (ICRP). For additional training information, click here.