Benefits of a CGFM Certification

What are the benefits of having the CGFM certification?

CGFM highlights your achievements, serves as a tangible indicator of your experience and knowledge and stays with you throughout your career. In addition, the CGFM may:

? - Enhance your marketability throughout all levels of government

? - Provide networking opportunities with other government financial managers

? - Support continued education to keep you informed of the latest developments and cutting edge technologies

? - Provide increased employee value, both real and perceived

? - Increase confidence on the job

To earn the CGFM, individuals must apply for the CGFM program and meet the following requirements:

? Ethics — read and agree to abide by AGA's Code of Ethics

? Education — have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

? Examinations — pass three comprehensive CGFM examinations

? Experience — have at least two years of professional-level experience in government financial management

The Greater Columbus Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Chapter has study guides available for each of the three (3) sections which you can borrow in two (2) week increments or you can order your own study material online. For more information please contact either Bob Palmieri 701-3020 or Barb Bail 701-3445 or check out the AGA National website at