The Certified Government Financial Manager
What is CGFM?
Certified Government Financial Manager® (CGFM®) is a professional certification awarded by AGA, demonstrating competency in governmental accounting, auditing, financial reporting, internal controls and budgeting at the federal, state and local levels. CGFM is a respected credential that recognizes the specialized knowledge and experience needed to be an effective government financial manager.
Being a CGFM allows you to expand your career opportunities and distinguishes you from others in your field. AGA invites you to watch a one-minute video on the value and benefits of CGFM:
How do you become a CGFM?
To earn the CGFM, you must fill out an online application and meet the following requirements:
- Ethics — read and agree to abide by AGA's Code of Ethics
- Education — have a bachelor's degree in any subject area from an accredited U.S. college or university
- Examinations — pass three comprehensive CGFM examinations
- Experience — have at least two years of professional-level experience in government financial management