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CGFM Certification


We're celebrating 25 years of the CGFM Certification! Click on the link for more information!


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.

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

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!


AGA DC Chapter CGFM Committee Updates:


Thank you for joining us at the March local chapter luncheon

to celebrate CGFM month!

The honorable Mayor Muriel Bowser proclaimed March as "CGFM Month" in Washington D.C.  See the proclamation at the following link.



Changes to CGFM Examination coming - what you need to know!

To ensure the CGFM examinations’ content continues to reflect the current government financial management field, AGA periodically conducts a Job Analysis Study of the role of government financial manager. The latest Job Analysis Study was conducted in 2018 and, as a result, the CGFM examinations will follow the updated content outlines, starting on September 1, 2019. Things to note about this update:


· New editions of the CGFM study guides are expected in June 2019. The new content will be in effect September 1.

· Exams administered in September and October will be in the initial (beta period) - offered at discount rate.

· No exams will be administered in November and December.


If you have the current study materials you are strongly encouraged to take the exam before the changes. Have more questions? See this link for information.


Current Offerings:

The AGA DC Chapter is proud to support our members in obtaining the CGFM designation as follows:

  • Exam Rebate Initiative – Take the exam and pass it from now through June 2019 we will reimburse you the cost of the exam! The cost of each exam is $125. We only have a limited amount of rebates available so first come, first served.

You must submit the following to qualify:

  1. Copy of passing certification
  2. Proof of payment
  3. Mailing address
  4. AGA member number

Current Training Opportunities:

Stay tuned or check out the following link:

If you have additional questions about the CGFM Program, please feel free to contact Wendy Allen at