CGFM Intensive Review Course & Exams

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!

The next IRC, offering up to 18 CPEs, will be held in Alexandria, Va., Nov. 9-10, 2017. The class will run 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days. The cost of the course for qualified participants is as follows:

  • $375 for AGA members
  • $425 for non-AGA members

SPECIAL BONUS: The CGFM examinations are offered at no additional cost to course attendees — a $375 savings! 

The CGFM examinations can be taken by appointment only at Pearson Professional Testing Centers from Nov. 11, 2017 – Feb. 28, 2018, using vouchers provided by AGA.

  • What is the Intensive Review Course? It is a special, limited enrollment opportunity for those 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.

  • What it’s NOT: It is not a shortcut. It is not an exam prep course with strategies on how to pass the exams. The Intensive Review Course is not a substitute for the three AGA instructor-led training courses. It is usually not enough, by itself, to prepare for the CGFM examinations – advance preparation is strongly recommended.


This Intensive Review course is full.

Important Notes

  • Eligibility requirement: Only current CGFM candidates will be able to register for this event. Walk-ins will not be accepted.
  • Registration deadline: Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first-served basis. Space is limited, and the event may fill up and close before the registration deadline, so we encourage you to sign up early. Registrations will not be accepted after Oct. 27.
  • Cancellation deadline: Refunds, less a $25 processing fee per registrant, will be granted for cancellation requests received in writing by Oct. 24, 2017. Refunds will not be granted after this date. If a candidate is not able to attend this training, AGA will not issue the candidate credit toward any future event.
  • Examination vouchers: A week before the IRC, registered participants will receive an email with exam vouchers (numerical codes). Candidates will only receive vouchers for the exams they still have to pass. These vouchers can be used in place of payment while scheduling CGFM examination appointments at Pearson Professional Testing Centers. The vouchers will expire on Feb. 28, 2018 — all examinations must be taken by this date. The voucher expiration deadline will not be extended. Testing centers may fill up; participants are encouraged to contact Pearson VUE by the end of July in order to schedule and take their examination(s) by Feb. 28, 2018.
  • Prior exams: Candidates who have already taken a CGFM examination but did not pass, must satisfy the applicable waiting period before they can retake that CGFM examination. Candidates must have a valid CGFM examination eligibility in order to take a CGFM examination during the November–February period. 


The IRC will be held in Alexandria, Va. Detailed information will be provided to all registered attendees.

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 – 3 CPE hours, Auditing (Governmental) – 6 CPE hours, Accounting (Governmental) – 9 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 of CGFM examinations content outlines and studying for the CGFM examinations.

No materials will be provided at the Intensive Review Course. However, participants are encouraged to order CGFM study guides at least six weeks before the course date.

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