Introduction to Cost-Benefit Analysis for Federal Regulations (FON202)

Product code: FON202

Upcoming sessions

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04 May 2023


13:30 to 16:30 EST

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Delivery method

Delivery method

Virtual classroom



6 hours





Functional specialists


When developing regulatory proposals, consideration of their economic, environmental and social impacts is a critical and often mandatory first step. This course provides a general introduction to cost-benefit analysis (CBA) and demonstrates how to apply CBA to federal regulatory initiatives. Participants will become familiar with the fundamental steps to completing a CBA and learn how to develop solid baseline and regulatory scenarios.

Topics include:

  • understanding the analytical steps in the CBA process
  • identifying costs and benefits for different stakeholder groups
  • applying best practices for collaborating and meeting reporting requirements
  • reviewing the information found in a CBA report


This course is divided into two 3-hour sessions, offered on the same day of the week, one week apart, over a period of two weeks.

This course is for federal public servants at all levels who work in the regulatory field. It may also benefit those who are new to the regulatory process or to cost-benefit analysis, or anyone who has a general interest in these areas.

Legacy course code: R004

Additional upcoming sessions

Date and Time Session code Location Language Status
19 April 2023 13:30 to 16:30 EST FON202-TS-01377-EN Virtual English Full More Info
01 May 2023 08:30 to 11:30 EST FON202-TS-01378-FR Virtual French Full More Info
04 May 2023 13:30 to 16:30 EST FON202-S-00740-EN Virtual English Available More Info
Date modified: 2022-02-07