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CGFM® Certification

CGFM Intensive Review Course and Examinations

There are no Intensive Review Courses currently scheduled. Please check this webpage periodically for information on future courses.

AGA's Intensive Review Course (IRC), with CGFM examinations included, is a great opportunity to review the course material with a knowledgeable instructor and complete your CGFM!

What is the IRC?

  • It is a condensed and fast-paced course for individuals who have already been studying for the CGFM examinations and want extra reinforcement of the material. It is a review of the main topics covered on the CGFM examinations, led by a knowledgeable instructor.
  • The IRC is not a shortcut. It is not a prep course with strategies on how to pass the exams, and it is not a substitute for the three AGA instructor-led training courses. The IRC is usually not enough, by itself, to prepare for the CGFM examinations — significant advance preparation is strongly recommended.

Course and materials

Learning objectives

  • Outline concepts and realities of public accountability
  • Understand government organization — at all levels
  • Comprehend interaction among levels of government
  • Understand what to tax and why
  • Understand the need for and practice of internal control
  • Understand how and what kind of audits are conducted in government
  • Meet the responsibilities of government managers in providing accountability for the public trust
  • Learn about techniques for managing cash, investments, loan programs, inventory, procurement, property management and financial management systems
  • Understand governmental accounting standards, financial reporting practices and budgeting approaches
  • Apply the standards, practices and approaches by the federal, state and local governments
  • Understand financial statements issued by federal, state and local governments

Fields of Study: Finance — three CPE hours, Auditing (Governmental) — six CPE hours, Accounting (Governmental) — nine CPE hours. 
Program level: Intermediate
Delivery method: Group live
Course prerequisite: Only eligible CGFM candidates can participate in this course (see Eligibility section above). Prior participation in a CGFM training course or the purchase of CGFM study guides is not required, but is strongly encouraged.
Advance prep: Review the updated CGFM examinations content outlines and study for the CGFM examinations. 
Materials: No materials will be provided at the IRC. Participants are encouraged to order CGFM study guides at least six weeks before the course. 

Recording the course presentation (audio or video) is strictly prohibited.

AGA is registered is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: National Registry of CPE Sponsor ID: 104201.