Become a Reviewer


  • Do you have considerable knowledge of and experience in federal government financial management and/or performance measurement and the reporting of results?
  • Do you have general knowledge of federal government operations, and the subjects covered by an AFR or PAR ?

FY 2020 CEAR Reviewer application - Now closed.

Benefits | CPEs for Reviewers

As a CEAR Reviewer, you will be able to earn up to six Continuing Professional Education credits (CPE). Here are the training sessions that will offer CPEs for Reviewers.

  • Preparer's Training | Aug. 2020 | 2 CPEs | FOS: Personal Development (PD) 
    If your agency is participating or thinking about participating in the CEAR Program, you may choose to attend this training to get some insights on some best practices of preparing an award-winning report. This training was held on Aug. 2, 2020. Please check back for FY 2021 CEAR Preparer's Training. 
  • Reviewer training/first-time reviewers | Dec. 2, 2020 | 2 CPEs | FOS: Accounting (Governmental) (ACCG)
    AGA will be hosting a training session for first-time reviewers and for returning reviewers who needs a refresher on Dec. 2, 2020. Training will be held virtually via webinar. 
  • Team meeting/training | Mar. 2021 | 2 CPEs | FOS: AUDG (Auditing Governmental)
    Reviewers participating in report comment review team meeting will be able to earn up to two hours of CPE credits! In person and virtual options may be available. 


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Important Dates

  • Nov. 16, 2020–Dec. 30, 2020: Auditor's report must have this date.

    Auditors must have Nov. 16, 2020 date on reports; however, due to delays caused by COVID-19, agencies requiring extra time can request an extension until December 30, 2020 to submit the report to OMB and Congress.

  • Dec. 2, 2020: Reviewer’s Training
  • Dec. 11, 2020: Agency applications due
  • Dec. 15, 2020: Reviewer applications due
  • Dec. 15, 2020–Jan. 29, 2021: CEAR Program agency application and filing fees due
  • Feb. 26, 2021: SPFI (optional)