CEAR® Preparer Training

Aug. 19, 2019 | 9 - 11 a.m. ET | 2 CPEs | FOS: PD
In-Person: KPMG Auditorium | 1801 K St., NW Washington, DC  20036 | Room 1008
New This Year! - Live streamed from KPMG Auditorium! 

Earn 2 hours of CPE and hear from the experts how to prepare an award-winning Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) or Agency Financial Report (AFR) for your agency.  Whether you are compiling a PAR or AFR, you will learn strategies and successful practices for presenting program and financial information in a comprehensive and easy to read style. Demonstrate your commitment to excellence by participating in this training. Complete a registration form for each staff attending the training.  Guidelines and additional information will be sent prior to the training. Limited seats are available!

Learning Objective: Though the program guidelines have been written to help an agency prepare a PAR/AFR and SPFI reports, attendees will learn additional methods on how to identify other content that can improve a report’s usefulness and usability. Join us to learn best practices and tips from prior preparers.


  • Diane Dudley, CGFM, CPA, CEAR Board Chair
  • Harold Steinberg, CGFM, CPA, CEAR Technical Consultant, AGA
  • Kia Lor, PMP, CMP, Senior Manager, Meetings & Programs 

Keynote Preparer Speakers - TBD

Program Level: Overview
Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None required
Field of Study: Professional Development (PD)
Delivery Method: Group Live

Training Materials

The FY19 Preparer training is still in progress. Please see below for FY18 materials used during the FY18 Preparer training as a reference. 

Registration Fees​

Agencies participating in CEAR Each agency can register up to five employees for this training at no charge. Additional employees will be put on a waiting list. If more than five registrations per agency are received, the person registering the employees will be contacted by AGA.
Agencies NOT participating in CEAR $60 per attendee
Private sector employees $100 per attendee


All attendees will receive an email from AGA stating that the CPE certificate is ready to download within five business days post training. 


Email cear@agacgfm.org or call 800.242.7211 ext: 322.