The three comprehensive examinations that make up the core requirement of the CGFM program are:
The three links above are to the examinations content outlines—a list of subject areas covered by each examination. It is a core document for all CGFM candidates and should be a starting point for exam preparation.
AGA is committed to keeping the CGFM examinations up to date, reflecting the latest developments in the field. To ensure that our examinations are fair, reliable and valid, AGA follows strict international standards in its examination development process, which takes time. The current CGFM examinations reflect the government regulations in effect as of the spring of 2014. To reflect the recent changes in government financial management regulations, some of the content of CGFM examinations will be updated, effective July 15, 2016. The regulations include currently effective GASB statements, GAO’s Green Book, DATA Act and Uniform Guidance. These changes only affect the relevant questions; the overall exam content outlines have not changed. Please see Exam 2 content outline for more detail on a terminology change.
Below are additional resources for the candidates: