You Pass We Pay Program

You Pass We Pay

Attention AGA New Mexico Chapter Members:

Have you been thinking about obtaining your Certified Government Financial Manager Certification but were concerned about the cost? The “You Pass We Pay Program” (YPWPP) is designed to assist New Mexico Chapter members attain their Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) designation. The New Mexico Chapter is the leader within the Association of Government Accountant’s organization, for assisting fellow members reach this goal.

So what does it involve? It is pretty simple, but like anything else there are requirements. First, the NM Chapter member must have been accepted by the AGA National Office as a CGFM Candidate. This is important since there are time requirements from the New Mexico Chapter of AGA to take and pass the examinations in order to be reimbursed under the YPWP Program. Having a designated timeframe to take and pass the exams is an important part of this program as it sets limits. There is nothing like a due date to act as an incentive to get things done.

The NM Chapter requirements for the YPWPP are:

  • Candidate must be a NM Chapter Member
  • Candidate must have paid for the exam(s) and provide proof of payment upon successful completion
  • Candidate must have not received any other type of CGFM preparation and training compensation from the NM Chapter (i.e. this would be if the NM Chapter paid for and sent a NM Chapter member to a CGFM course)
  • Candidate must attest they are not receiving any other reimbursement for the exam(s) [e.g. having the employer paying for the exams and then the new CGFM would take the NM Chapter reimbursement and give it back to the company or just take the funds]

Then there is taking and passing the test(s) within the prescribed timeframe. This is the hard part, but you can do it.
Upon successful completion of all the exams the Candidate will be notified by the AGA National Office that their status will be changed to “Certified Government Financial Manager.” Provide a copy of this notification along with the proof of payment for the exams and you will be reimbursed. It is pretty simple when you think about it.

If you are interested in participating in this NM Chapter program, please contact AGA NM Chapter Certification Coordinator Luis Eres, CGFM at

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