FY 13 Proclamations declaring the month of March

"Goverment Financial Management Month":

 Baton Rouge                                     

 Bossier City




New Orleans


St. Francisville

State of La 






Join the thousands of other leaders in government financial management who already have discovered the unique value and benefit of the CGFM designation.  It:

  • Demonstrates your understanding of all aspects of financial management in EVERY level of government.
  • Gets you PLUGGED IN to the latest INFORMATION in the field and gives you ACCESS to large
  • NETWORKS of people who can help you perform at your best.
  • Makes a statement that you possess specialized SKILLS and professional EXPERTISE.
  • Shows your professional commitment to expanding your KNOWLEDGE to handle INCREASING responsibilities.
  • DIFFERENTIATES between you and others in a field that has every kind of credential, but only
  • ONE that was developed by, for and with GOVERNMENT financial managers.


The foundation of the CGFM is the requirement for Education, Experience and Examination.  Building on this foundation is a Code of Ethics and required Continuing Professional Education (CPE).  For more detailed information, see or call Lisa Tillery, CGFM Chairperson, at (225) 342-8169 or via email

Education Requirement
Candidates must have already earned a bachelor's degree, and have completed at least 24 hours of study in specific related courses.

Professional Experience
Candidates must have at least 2 years of professional-level experience in government financial management prior to designation as a CGFM.

Three comprehensive examinations that make up the core requirement for the CGFM Program are:

  •   Examination 1 - Government Environment
  •   Examination 2 - Governmental Accounting, Financial Reporting and Budgeting
  •   Examination 3 - Governmental Financial Management and Control

These examinations are administered year-round in a multiple-choice, computerized format in more than 300 locations within the continental United States.  Suggested study information is available on the above website.

Code of Ethics
A CGFM must read and abide by AGA's Code of Ethics.

Continuing Professional Education
A CGFM will complete at least 80 hours of CPE in government financial management topics or related technical subjects.  The first CPE cycle starts on January 1st of the year following the year when the CGFM designation was earned.  During the first year of the CPE cycle, at least 20 hours of CPE must be completed.  A CGFM will maintain and, if requested by AGA, provide detailed information on CPE hours completed.

Individuals who are retired from and are no longer substantially working in the government financial management community are not required to remit the CGFM renewal fee or earn the required 80 CPE hours, but should notify AGA of their retirement status.