CGFM® Certification

On-Site CGFM Training Program

AGA's unique on-site program provides a foundation in all areas of government financial management and deals with all levels of U.S. government—federal, state and local. It is greatly beneficial for individuals new to the government financial management arena or those looking to expand their knowledge of this field. It also helps candidates prepare for the three Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) examinations.

  • Provide your staff with a comprehensive grasp of government financial management.
  • Help them maintain their continuing professional education (CPE). 
  • Give your staff the tools they need to succeed in the field of government financial management.

Training Options:

The entire CGFM program or individual courses can be brought to your agency or company in an on-site arrangement, at your location and during your preferred dates. To meet your training needs, AGA offers three convenient options:

ONE: Traditional CGFM Training Program:

This option consists of three courses held over six days, and is best for groups larger than 21 people. The most common and preferred arrangement is to split the courses into two sets of three days each (Courses 1 and 3, and then Course 2). It is a remarkable opportunity to provide high-quality and cost-effective training to your employees.

Price (for up to 30 individuals): $21,000 

AGA Chapters: Please contact for possible promotional rates.

This price includes all instructor fees and expenses, and three CGFM study guides for each participant. The traditional on-site arrangement through AGA offers exceptional value for your training dollars. Note: for an additional study guide fee of $210 per person, up to 35 participants may attend the training.

TWO: Individual Course Offering:

Prices (for up to 30 individuals):

  • Course 1: Governmental Environment (one-day): $4,000
  • Course 3: Governmental Financial Management and Control (two days): $7,000
  • Course 1 and 3 (held back-to-back, three days): $10,500 (Save $500!)
  • Course 2:  Governmental Accounting, Financial Reporting and Budgeting (three days): $10,500

AGA Chapters: Please contact for possible promotional rates.

These prices include all instructor fees and expenses, and the applicable CGFM study guide for each participant. Note: for an additional study guide fee of $70 per person, up to 35 participants may attend each course.

THREE: Condensed Small Group Arrangement 

Would you like to bring the CGFM courses to your location, but have 20 or less people to fill the class? We have an option especially designed for small groups. It’s the same CGFM course material, only condensed and presented in five consecutive days—one day less than in our traditional CGFM on-site training. This training is ideal for small businesses, agencies or local governments looking to train between 10-20 individuals.

  • Price:  $12,500 for 10 participants. (Each person over 10 is an additional $700.)

This price includes all instructor fees and expenses, and three CGFM study guides for each participant.

The prices above reflect locations in the continental United States. For more information or to schedule your on-site CGFM course, please contact AGA at 800.AGA.7211 or

A Few Words from Our CGFM Training Program Participants:

“I believe that it sends a signal as to the quality of our personnel. It shows our commitment to our industry and our commitment to continuing training…”

“Instructor and teaching methods are outstanding.”

“Applying real-life situations to the concepts has helped me learn the material better.”

“[The instructor] tells stories appropriate to the learning. He was also great with the visual explanations. Best instructor I’ve had in a long time.”

“The presenter was engaging and thorough.”

“[The instructor] makes the subject matter interesting and the students excited to learn.”

“Live instruction with lots of real life examples [were] very helpful to understanding the concepts.”

Partial List of Organizations That Held CGFM Courses On-site:

  • Booz, Allen & Hamilton
  • CGI Federal
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Deloitte
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • Kearney & Company
  • KPMG
  • MIL Corp.
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • NASA
  • Reznick Group
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • U.S. Customs
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • U.S. Department of Indian Affairs
  • U.S. Department of the Interior
  • U.S. Department of Justice - JMD
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • U.S. Department of Land Management
  • U.S. Department Of Veterans Affairs
  • U.S. Marine Corps Financial School
  • Williams Adley LLP