MSRB Offers Complimentary E-Learning Course for Municipal Bond Issuers

Date: April 19, 2017

Contact: Jennifer A. Galloway, Chief Communications Officer


Washington, DC – To support the educational needs of municipal government professionals who finance public projects with municipal bonds, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) now offers a free online course specifically designed for these professionals. "Being an Informed Municipal Bond Issuer" provides engaging lessons to highlight best practices and potential pitfalls in the municipal bond issuance process.

“Most municipal government professionals can benefit from strengthening their understanding of the municipal securities market,” said Lynnette Kelly, Executive Director of the MSRB. “We created this resource to address a need for continuing education in our market and deliver a high-quality product that serves a broad group of stakeholders.”

The course, part of the MSRB’s growing catalog of interactive, online MuniEdProSM courses, was developed with input from senior government finance professionals. Participants assume the role of the issuer in a series of real-world scenarios that illustrate important considerations at various stages of the issuance process, including the roles and responsibilities of key members of the financing team and the disclosure obligations of an issuer. Watch a short video for a look behind the scenes of MuniEdProSM.

Register for MuniEdProSM here to take the free, 45-minute course. Continuing professional education credit is available. The course also can be integrated into in-house learning management systems.

"Being an Informed Municipal Bond Issuer" is latest educational resource for state and local governments offered by the MSRB, which also maintains an extensive library of multimedia resources in its online Education Center and provides on-demand educational webinars.

For more information about MuniEdPro‚Ą†, contact MSRB Chief Education Officer Ritta McLaughlin at or 202-838-1306.

The MSRB protects investors, state and local governments and other municipal entities, and the public interest by promoting a fair and efficient municipal securities market. The MSRB fulfills this mission by regulating the municipal securities firms, banks and municipal advisors that engage in municipal securities and advisory activities. To further protect market participants, the MSRB provides market transparency through its Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website, the official repository for information on all municipal bonds. The MSRB also serves as an objective resource on the municipal market, conducts extensive education and outreach to market stakeholders, and provides market leadership on key issues. The MSRB is a self-regulatory organization governed by a 21-member board of directors that has a majority of public members, in addition to representatives of regulated entities. The MSRB is overseen by the Securities and Exchange Commission and Congress.