10 Steps to CGFM Certification

1.  Read AGA's Code of Ethics

2.  Apply for the CGFM Program here.

3.  Submit Required Degree Documentation
Upload a copy of your official transcript in My Path to CGFM. This documentation must be received within six months of submitting the application form and before any CGFM examinations can be taken.

4.  Receive an Eligibility Letter
Once your application, payment and transcript are received and approved by the Office of Professional Certification, AGA will e-mail you an eligibility letter with instructions on how to schedule your CGFM examinations. The letter is usually sent out within two weeks of AGA receiving your CGFM application and transcript. 
Your eligibility to take the CGFM examinations will expire three years from the date of CGFM application approval. 

5.  Submit a Work Verification Form
Fill out a Work Verification Form after you have at least two years of professional-level experience in the U.S. government financial management field. Upload the signed form in My Path to CGFM. You do not have to submit this form before taking the examinations, but it must be received and approved by AGA before the designation can be granted

6.  Prepare for the CGFM Examinations
Prepare for the examinations by attending an instructor-led course, purchasing an AGA study guide or studying other resources. Take CGFM practice examinations to test your knowledge. To determine the best way to prepare, start by reviewing the CGFM examinations content outlines.

7.  Schedule the CGFM Examinations
Follow the instructions on your eligibility letter to register with Pearson VUE, pay for the CGFM examination(s) and schedule your testing appointments. Each CGFM examination is $125.

8.  Take the CGFM Examinations
Take the examinations at a Pearson VUE Professional Testing Center. After you complete a CGFM examination, you will immediately receive a pass/fail score. If you did not pass your exam, you must adhere to a 30-day waiting period before you can retake it. If you failed a particular exam more than once, your waiting period is 90 days. You can find your exam results and eligibility dates in My Path to CGFM.

9.  Receive CGFM Award Letter
Once you pass all three CGFM examinations and AGA has approved your Work Verification Form, AGA will send you an official award letter announcing your CGFM designation. This letter is usually sent out within three weeks after a candidate completes the last CGFM requirement.

10.  Receive Your CGFM Certificate and Maintain Your Certification

The official CGFM certificate is usually sent 6–10 weeks after your AGA award letter. Remember to maintain your CGFM in active status.

If you have any questions about the process, or if you have not heard from us within the estimated time frames, please contact the Office of Professional Certification at agacgfm@agacgfm.org or 800.AGA.7211.

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