CEAR® Virtual AFR/PAR Preparer Training

Aug. 12, 2020  | 2 - 3:50 p.m. ET | 2 CPEs | FOS: AUDG

Due to recent federal restrictions on large gatherings and current recommendations on social distancing, the CEAR Preparer Training will be held 100% virtually.

Hear from the experts on 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 the program and financial information in a comprehensive and easy to read style. We will also discuss any updated memorandums including A-123 and A-136. Demonstrate your commitment to excellence by participating in this training.

For FY 2020, OMB released a memo stating that agencies with audited AFRs or PARs -- completed and published by Dec 31, 2020 -- will be considered on time and within the deadline. 

Learning Objective:

Though the program guidelines have been written to help an agency prepare a PAR/AFR and SPFI reports, at the end of the training attendees will: 

  • Learn additional methods on how to identify other content that can improve a report’s usefulness and usability
  • Apply updated memorandums from A-123 and A-136 into producing the AFR/PAR
  • Leverage best practices of communications and tools to complete the project on time


  • 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 Speaker

  • Allison Ritman, CGFM, Director, Financial Managment, FAA

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

GoToWebinar Platform - No downloading! 

AGA will leverage the GoToWebinar software to broadcast this training. Participants will NOT be required to download the GoToWebinar software in order to attend the webinar! Instead, the webinars will be 100% browser-based using your default internet browser. All attendees are in listen-only mode via computer/laptop speaker. Dial-in numbers will not be issued.

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Training Materials

All training materials/handouts will be sent at least two business-days prior to the training. 

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. Please email cear@agacgfm.org with team members' full name and email address.

Agencies NOT participating in CEAR

$60 per attendee
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Private sector employees

$100 per attendee
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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.