CGFM® Certification

CGFM for the Military and Civilian DoD Community

Get recognized while in service

Earning your CGFM demonstrates to your command that you are dedicated to self-improvement and have a higher level of competency in many areas of government financial management, including accounting, auditing, internal controls, financial reporting and budgeting.

Expand your career options beyond DoD

Translate your military training and experience to the civilian workforce. The only professional certification to provide comprehensive coverage of government financial management at all levels of government, CGFM can enhance your current knowledge and help you make a transition to a state, local or other federal government financial management position.

The U.S. Department of Labor's CareerOneStop lists CGFM as an in-demand certification.

CGFM has also been approved for funding through the GI Bill. Please visit the Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill benefits for license and certification for information on how these benefits apply toward examinations.

CGFM exams can be taken at the education center on most military installations, including OCONUS. Find your closest testing center by clicking on the link next to the star icon on the right-hand side of the page.

Attend training that will count

Whether or not you pursue the CGFM certification, the CGFM training courses offered by AGA are valuable to all government financial professionals, and have been aligned to the DoD Financial Management competencies.

If you are a CGFM, and because CGFM is one of the DoD-approved professional certifications, the CPEs you take to maintain CGFM can also be counted for continuing education and training (CET) for your DoD Financial Management certification.

COOL sites

Click on the icon that represents your branch’s COOL (Credential Opportunities On-Line) program and search for “CGFM” to see if this certification is mapped to your specialty or approved for funding.


Note: Information included on COOL websites varies to some degree across services.