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 

  • Gail Matthews, Supervisor Accountant, Dept. of Education
  • Allison Ritman, CGFM, Director, Financial Managment, FAA
  • Allen Lawrence, CGFM, Division Chief, Dept. of Interior

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

Training Materials

Please see below for FY19 materials. Both documents are not yet finalized. Final PowerPoint will be updated after the training. The FY19 CEAR Program Guidelines will be finalized once 

Registration Fees?

Agencies participating in CEAR

Each agency can register up to five team members to attend in person in DC. Additional team members will need to be registered to attend virtually from home/office.
Registration is now closed.

Agencies NOT participating in CEAR

$60 per attendee
Registration is now closed.

Private sector employees

$100 per attendee
Registration is now closed.


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.