The Certified Government Financial Manager® (CGFM®)

The Mark of Excellence for Government Financial Professionals

CGFM is a professional certification recognizing the unique skills and special knowledge required of today’s government financial managers. It covers governmental accounting, auditing, financial reporting, internal controls and budgeting at the federal, state and local levels.

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

The New Mexico Chapter also has a You Pass We Pay Program.

March 2017 CGFM proclamation from the Governor of the State of New Mexico

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