CGFM® Certification


In 1994, AGA fulfilled a tacit obligation to the community it serves by creating a widely-respected credential that demonstrates the vast knowledge and skills government financial managers need at every level of government.

25 years later over 18,000 professionals have earned their Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) designation.  CGFM is the ‘must have’ certification for all financial specialists at the federal, state and local levels. 

Here's what current CGFM have to say about the certification:

"CGFM has enhanced my career in multiple ways, from competing for promotions and demonstrating knowledge to upholding ethical standards." 
Dr. Jennifer Miller, DBA, CGFM, CDFM-A, DFMC3
Financial Analyst for the Department of the Army

"When I was new to the government sector, becoming a CGFM was the best move I could have made. It accelerated my knowledge in a way that would have otherwise taken 10-15 years to acquire." 
Mark B. Mitchell, CGFM, CIA, CRMA
Director of Internal Audit, New York State, Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

"CGFM is one of my greatest accomplishments to-date. CGFM provides the world assurance that I am well versed in government financial management and have the skills needed to succeed."
Alfredo Riverol, CGFM, CPA
CFO, City of South Miami, Florida

"Having the CGFM designation provides instant credibility among your peers."
Denise Lippuner, CGFM, CPA, and RIMS-CRMP-FED
Public Sector Risk Advisory Services Lead, Grant Thornton LLP

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