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CGFM Certification

CGFM Designation Benefits

Whether you’re new to the field of government financial management or an experienced professional seeking to advance or make a change, the CGFM certification expands your career options by offering you increased knowledge, more recognition, additional qualifications and enhanced marketability.
Earn the only professional certification that includes all areas of expertise required of today's financial professionals.

The Mark of Excellence for Government Financial Professionals

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.

Initial Certification Requirements

To earn the CGFM, candidiates 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. 

Requirements to Maintain the Certification

Continue to enjoy the benefits of the active CGFM certification by abiding by AGA's Code of Ethics, earning the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours and renewing your CGFM.

For more information about becoming a CGFM or maintaining certification visit the AGA National website.