blog posts Service Activity Advanced Certificate Track October Cohort Sep 1, 2023 12:00 pmAccounting and BudgetingBuying and ContractsFY 24Paying PeopleWould you like to better understand how to calculate service activity rates for Banner 3E fund types? Is it time for you to re-calculate service activity rates, but you find yourself putting it off?System Government Costing is happy to announce the creation of October sessions of the Service Activity Advanced certificate track. After receiving your certification for Service Activities Advanced, you will be amazed at how much easier rate calculations can be!Applications for the October cohort of the track will be accepted until Friday, September 15.Click here to apply today!About The CourseThe Service Activity Advanced Certificate Track is multi-session, cohort-based, and instructor-led training over Zoom. Participants will walk through rate calculation steps, including retrieving data, populating the rate calculation templates, and hands-on experience with allocations. The course includes advanced topics such as the adjusted fund balance, over/under recovery calculation, external rates, and subsidies.Applications are now being taken for the new cohort, starting in October. Training will be held over five sessions from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Applicants MUST be able to attend all sessions, and two monitors are required to participate.Dates for the cohort are as follows:Monday, October 9Wednesday, October 11Monday, October 16Wednesday, October 18Monday, October 23In addition to the time spent in the course, participants will be required to spend an additional 2 hours per week (approximate) completing lessons and ungraded knowledge check questions outside of class. A final exam is required to receive the certificate of completion for the course.Participants who successfully complete the track will receive permanent Service Activities certification.Note: Completion of the Service Activity Basics course is required prior to application. Follow this link to complete the course: Service Activity Basics. ContactIf you have questions about calculating service activity and storeroom rates, feel free to consult System Government Costing’s “Who to Ask” list to find an expert who can help.For questions about training, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.