The Association of Government Accountants is a professional association that serves government accountability professionals by providing quality education, fostering professional development and certification, and working in the public interest for higher standards of government accountability and transparency.
Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) designation
AGA’s CGFM Program was designed specifically to help meet the critical need for greatly increased emphasis on the professional qualifications and stature of government financial managers. This professional designation recognizes the unique skills and special knowledge required of professionals who specialize in government financial management.
The CGFM examinations will be updated on September 1, 2019. Exams taken from September 1 to October 31 will be in the initial (beta) period and offered at a discounted rate of $100 per exam. The scores for beta exams will be reported by December 31, 2019. No exams will be administered in November or December 2019. Please visit agacgfm.org/cgfm/examupdate for more information.
CGFM Program application
Prior to being able to register with Pearson VUE and schedule your testing appointment at a Pearson VUE test center, CGFM candidates must have already applied and been accepted into the CGFM Program by AGA. Accepted candidates receive an eligibility letter from AGA, containing their candidate ID number.
AGA’s website (CGFM Certification: Certification Process) contains information on application requirements and procedures. All application questions should be directed to AGA’s Office of Professional Certification at 800.AGA.7211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are three CGFM Examinations administered at Pearson VUE test centers:
- Governmental Environment
- Governmental Accounting, Financial Reporting and Budgeting
- Governmental Financial Management and Control
AGA’s website (CGFM Certification: Examinations Requirement) contains information on examinations content.
CGFM Examinations scheduling and testing
If you have already received an eligibility letter from AGA for the CGFM Program, you can register with Pearson VUE and schedule a testing appointment at a Pearson VUE test center.
Appointments at Pearson VUE test centers may be made up to one business day in advance. It is recommended that the candidates review AGA’s Examination Procedures prior to scheduling their testing appointment.
Rescheduling and Cancellation Procedures
To Reschedule: Contact Pearson VUE at 888.846.6948 or by logging into your account and changing your appointment at least 24 hours prior to your originally scheduled testing appointment date and time. Rescheduling an exam within 24 hours of appointment time is subject to a same-day forfeit exam fee. Exam fees are due for no-shows.
To Cancel (Non-Emergency): Contact Pearson VUE at 888.846.6948 or by logging into your account and canceling your appointment at least 24 hours prior to your originally scheduled testing appointment date and time. Canceling an exam within 24 hours of appointment time is subject to a same-day forfeit exam fee. Exam fees are due for no-shows.
To Cancel (Emergency): These procedures only apply if you need to cancel your testing appointment for an emergency reason (defined as a death in the immediate family, medical emergency or car accident) within a 24-hour period prior to your originally scheduled testing appointment date and time. In order to request a waiver of the no-show fee in this case, you must call Pearson VUE at 888.846.6948 within 24 hours before or after your appointment time and ask for a Program Coordinator handling emergency cancellations. Documentation may be requested.