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Court Participants should select the attendee registration option.

For those attending as Faculty Candidates, see below for additional information.

Note: This course is the updated version of the Managing Court Financial Resources (MCFR) course.  If you have already taken the MCFR course in the last 7 years, you do not need to take the Budget & Fiscal Management course in order to fulfill the requirements for the Certified Court Manager credential. 

Budget & Fiscal Management (CCM) - March 2023

Price: $495.00
Dates: 03/14/2023 12:00 PM - 03/22/2023 4:00 PM, 4 days
Location: Virtual National Program
Class status: Active
Certification Eligibility:  This course meets a requirement for the Certified Court Manager (CCM) credential.


  • Class will be in session on March 14-15 and 21-22 from 12:00 - 4:00 pm Eastern Time with a 15-minute break each day.
    • Central Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    • Mountain Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Pacific Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 noon (Phoenix start 10:00 am)
    • Hawai'i Standard Time: 7:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Class will consist of live video lecture, discussions, and group exercises. Zoom breakout rooms will be used for "table group" discussions and exercises.
  • Participants must join the course via computer (not just by phone) and remain engaged throughout the class sessions in order to successfully complete the course and receive their certificate.
  • Participants must join from their own device (larger than a phone) to be able to engage fully in polls, chats, and breakout groups.
    • Participants may not participate as a group in a conference room using only one computer.
  • There will be pre-course assignments and required readings before class, and short homework assignments between class sessions.
  • Practice Sessions are highly recommended for first-time ICM virtual course attendees.  Sessions are held on the second Monday of each month from 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Eastern Time.  Join at 3:00 to receive a full orientation to the Zoom features used in ICM courses.  Click here to join each session - no pre-registration required.
Faculty Certification Opportunity: Those from a Consortium state or Licensee Partner organization interested in becoming faculty for this course should contact their judicial educator to inquire about the need for additional faculty before registering for the course. Once approved by your judicial educator/administrator, please register for the course and select the "Faculty Candidate National Program" registration option at checkout.

Faculty candidates must complete the Adult Learning Theory virtual session which includes information on adult learning theory, ICM faculty policies and presentation skills.

ICM Partner Faculty teaching ICM courses virtually are also required to take a Faculty Strategies for Virtual Engagement virtual session to build their virtual teaching skills.

Both webinars will be held several times in 2023.

Course Description:

Designed for court professionals with varying levels of involvement with the court's budget, this course defines the building blocks of finance and explains how to plan, prepare, review, present, execute, and monitor a budget. Participants will review practical steps courts can take during difficult fiscal times, including maintaining open communication both within the court and with justice partners. In addition, the course explores the relationship between a courts strategic plan and budgeting. 

As a result of participating in this course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the building blocks of budgeting and fiscal management, including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), assets, liabilities, revenues, and expenses.
  • Explain the basics of financial reporting. 
  • Discuss the perspective of the funding authority and how to compete for budget resources.
  • Discuss the financial implications of facilities management.
  • Identify the steps involved in planning, preparing, reviewing, presenting, and monitoring a budget.

Course Number:  ICM23V-BFM1

Payment and ICM Cancellation Policies:

Course Certificates: Course completion certificates will be given only to those participants who attend  the entire course and who have made full tuition payment.

Cancellation Policy: Participants who wish to cancel their registration must do so no later than ten business days prior to the start date of the course. Those who cancel fewer than ten days prior to the start date will be charged a $100.00 cancellation fee. No refunds are given after the start of the course.

Certification Policy: It is ICM’s policy that participants seeking program certification from ICM complete their course of study within a 7-year timeframe for each of the following two levels of certification: Certified Court Manager (CCM) and Certified Court Executive (CCE).