Training for Departments

State Budget Preparation

The Department of Finance is conducting departmental budget training regarding the 2024‑25 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. Successful registration requires a valid state department email account. 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 for staff involved in the Budget Process for two or more cycles), and 2) training for new analysts (recommended for budget staff with less than 2 years experience). 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$Cal’s Hyperion-based Budget System nor is it a hands-on training. For assistance using Hyperion, please contact your Finance Budget Analyst or the FI$Cal Learning Center.


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

Dates and Location

Sessions are available in August 2023. To view specific dates, please begin the enrollment process (near the bottom of this web page.) Classes will be held via web conferencing software. Details will be provided to verified registrants only.


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.