CGFM Certification Overview

Certified Governmental Financial Manager (CGFM)

Certain financial management positions require certification: CPA, CIA, CISA, CIA, CFE, etc. Recently, the State of Maine and other employers have expanded their qualifications requirements to include the CGFM designation. A Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) title lets employers know that you have a broad base of knowledge in governmental auditing, accounting, financial management, and budgeting. Continuing education courses keep licensees current.


Schedule Your Examination Appointment

The three CGFM Examinations are administered year-round in a computerized format on behalf of AGA by Pearson VUE at their Professional Testing Centers. CGFM candidates (individuals who have applied and been accepted into the CGFM Program) can schedule an appointment with Pearson VUE online or over the phone. The examination fee is $109 per examination.
Please review the examination procedures below before scheduling your appointment.

Pearson VUE Examination Scheduling Instructions

Option A: Online Registration

Click on the “Schedule Your Examination Appointment” link above, which takes you to AGA’s page on Pearson VUE website.  Click on “Schedule Online” button in the middle of the page or “Create an account” or “Sign in” button on the list of navigational buttons on the right.
 

  • Step 1: Set up your account. Click on “Create an account”. Enter your first and last names and your Candidate ID found on your CGFM eligibility letter and click “Next”. Enter the required information on the Profile screen and click “Next”. Set up a new Username. Your password will be emailed to you.
  • Step 2: Pay for and schedule exam(s). Sign in using the Username and Password you’ve set up during your previous registration with Pearson VUE (or use the appropriate links if you forgot your username or password). After you sign in, you can schedule/change your test appointments, view your testing history and view/modify your personal information.

Option B: Phone Registration

You can also register with Pearson VUE and schedule your testing appointment by calling 888.846.6948 (Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. CT, except for holidays). Please use the exam name "Governmental Environment", "Governmental Accounting, Financial Reporting and Budgeting" or "Governmental Financial Management and Control" when scheduling your appointment.

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