blog posts Service Activity Advanced Certificate Track open for applications Apr 7, 2021 10:30 amAccounting and BudgetingBuying and ContractsWould you like to get a better understanding of 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 May sessions of the Service Activity Advanced certificate track. The popularity of the first six training programs has convinced us to open applications to a seventh cohort. After receiving your certification for Service Activities Advanced, you will be amazed at how much easier rate calculations can be!Applications for the seventh cohort of the Track will be accepted until Friday, April 16.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.RequirementsThe training will be held over six sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Applicants MUST be able to attend all these sessions AND have two monitors to participate.Monday, May 10 – 8:30 a.m. –12:00 p.m.Wednesday, May 12 – 8:30 a.m. –12:00 p.m.Monday, May 17 – 8:30 a.m. –12:00 p.m.Wednesday, May 19– 8:30 a.m. –12:00 p.m.Monday, May 24 – 8:30 a.m. –12:00 p.m.Wednesday, May 26 – 8:30 a.m. –12:00 p.m.In addition to the time spent in 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. Click here to apply today.Note: Completion of the Service Activity Basics course is required prior to application. Follow this link to complete the course: Service Activity Basics Registration.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 BSS Training Support.