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Apply for the CGFM Certification

Initial Certification Requirements


To earn the CGFM, candidates must apply for the CGFM Program and meet the following requirements:

  • Ethics—read and agree to abide by AGA’s Code of Ethics.

  • Education—have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

  • Examinations— pass three comprehensive CGFM Examinations.

  • Experience— have at least two years of professional-level experience in government financial management.


Learn more about the process of earning the CGFM designation.


Requirements to Maintain the Certification


Continue to enjoy the benefits of the active CGFM certification by abiding byAGA’s Code of Ethics, earning the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours and renewing your CGFM.


Learn more about maintaining your CGFM.


The AGA National Office provides some Frequently Asked Questions regarding the CGFM Certification. Please click here.

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