Professional Certification Board
I. Purpose of Board
The Professional Certification Board will oversee AGA’s CGFM program. Through AGA’s Office of Professional Certification, the board carries out all aspects of the CGFM Program.
II. Reference to Bylaws and/or Policy and Procedures Manual
(a) Article II, Section 2 (f) provides that one of AGA’s objectives is to recognize the unique skills and knowledge required of professionals who specialize in government financial management by sponsoring a professional certification program. (b) Article VI, Section 2 (g) provides that the “NEC shall review actions and programs of the national boards, committees and task forces. The NEC may require a national board, committee or task force to appear before it at appropriate times.” (c) Article IV, Section 2 (a) provides the list of NEC members including “the chair of the Professional Certification Board (ex-officio, without vote).”
2. Section II of AGA’s Policy and Procedures Manual. No specific references are made to the Professional Certification Board.
III. Functions and Responsibilities
The functions and responsibilities of the Professional Certification Board (PCB) shall include, but may not be limited to:
- Establishing, maintaining and interpreting the CGFM Program’s qualification standards.
- Overseeing the updates of CGFM Examinations, including the maintenance and currency of the common body of knowledge.
- Establishing overall CGFM Examination policies and procedures.
- Establishing criteria for degree waivers and proper degree documentation for CGFM applicants, including approval or rejection of applications or waivers where appropriate.
- Establishing CPE requirements and guidance.
- Establishing CGFM Program’s policies on maintaining the designation.
- Reviewing and guiding policies and strategies for program growth and coordination with other AGA education and international functions.
- Providing input to the appropriate AGA staff in development or maintenance of the GFM training courses and materials.
The PCB may establish an Education/Practitioner Consultant Panel to provide advice and counsel to the board on issues such as: (a) proposed changes to AGA GFM educational products. (b) new developments in the field that need to be addressed in the future CGFM Examinations.
IV. Structure of the Board
The board shall consist of nine members, including a chairperson. The National President will recommend to the NEC for approval individuals to be the board’s chair and members. Board members shall be appointed for a three-year term and may be reappointed for one additional consecutive term. The chairperson shall be appointed for a one-year term and may be reappointed for additional terms. The board members must be CGFMs. In addition to the nine voting members, the director of professional certification, the director of professional certification administration and the Association executive director shall serve as nonvoting ex-officio members.