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!


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 in December 2017 through March 2018 and we will reimburse you the cost of the exam! You must submit the passing certification per module in order to qualify for the rebate. Cost of each exam is $125. We only have a limited amount of rebates available so make this a new year’s resolution to pass!
  • Loaner Study Guides/Practice Exams – Taking the exam? Need the materials? AGA DC will be making electronic versions of the study guides as well as practice exams available to AGA DC members on a short-term loaner basis. Contact Wendy Allen at if you are interested (available on a first come first served basis).
  • If you have additional questions about the CGFM Program, please feel free to contact Wendy Allen at

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