CGFM Certification


Certified Government Financial Manager® (CGFM®) is a professional certification recognizing the unique skills and special knowledge required of today's government financial managers. It covers governmental accounting, auditing, financial reporting, internal controls and budgeting at the federal, state and local levels.

What is CGFM?

CGFM is a respected credential that recognizes the specialized knowledge and experience needed to be an effective government financial manager.

Being a CGFM allows you to expand your career opportunities and distinguishes you from others in your field.

How do you become a CGFM?

To earn the CGFM, you must fill out an online application 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

Passing the CGFM exam and obtaining the certification is a worthy way to demonstrate your commitment and dedication to the industry, as well as enhance your marketability!

If you are ready to earn your CGFM, click here to apply. Please note, you must first have an AGA membership account before applying.