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About the Certified Government Finance Officer Program (CGFO)
The Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) Program is intended to encourage a level of knowledge and professionalism in the field of government finance. It is also intended to encourage development and maintenance of professional competence for practicing governmental finance officers. For purposes of the CGFO program, a finance officer is any individual occupying a professional level position that includes oversight and/or supervision of one or more financial functions in a government entity.

While the Florida Government Finance Officers Association, Inc. (FGFOA) certifies that individuals meeting the criteria in its professional certification program demonstrate certain competencies, the Florida Government Finance Officers Association expressly withholds an opinion as to the capability of any individual to successfully perform in a given position. Prospective employers and employees must make that decision. The Florida Government Finance Officers Association encourages prospective employers and employees to share information regarding the requirements of the position and the capabilities of the candidate in a forthright manner to promote sound employment and professional decisions.

Why earn a CGFO Designation? Click here for brochure 

CGFO Review Course WEBINARS!

Once again, the FGFOA is proud to present CGFO review course webinars.  Starting in January each four-hour review course will be broken up into two webinars.  Each 2-hour webinar will cost $25. You will register online to receive a link from GoTo Webinar.  You must register with your personal membership ID number with GoTo Webinar to receive the link you will need login on the day of the webinar.  

Accounting and Financial Reporting Part 2
February 23, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.
Speaker:Rip Colvin, Executive Director, Justice Administrative Commission

Treasury Management Part I
March 7, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.
Speaker: Barry Skinner, Assistant Comptroller/Fiscal Division, Orange County Comptroller, FGFOA Past President

Treasury Management Part 2
March 9, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.
Speaker: Barry Skinner, Assistant Comptroller/Fiscal Division, Orange County Comptroller, FGFOA Past President


CGFO Exams will be held March 31, 2017 
Click Here to register online

2017 Spring Exam Sites are below:

Miami Parking Authority
40 NW 3rd St Suite 1103
Miami, FL  33128

Santa Rosa Administration Building
6495 Caroline Street, Suite H
Milton, FL 32570

Orlando – FLC University
135 East Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL  32801

Palm Coast City Hall
Community Wing
160 Lake Avenue
Palm Coast, FL 32164

Leon County Annex Suite 751 (Bank of America Bldg)
315 S Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL  32301

City of Tampa
Columbus Municipal Office Building (CMOB)
3402 W Columbus Dr. 
Tampa, FL 33607
Parking is located on the south side of the building behind the 7-11 Convenience Store.

West Palm Beach Airport Center – Training Room
100 Australian Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL  33406

Credit card payment information cannot be accepted via email or fax.   Pay online or call directly to give credit card information or select pay by check. 

You must be pre-qualified and approved as a candidate to take the exams. The exams start promptly at 8:00 am.  You will not be allowed to enter the exam room after 8:00 am.  Be sure to arrive early and give yourself time to park and find your exam site.    

Please plan to arrive by 7:30 am to check in with a photo ID.  All testing materials will be provided. 

Registration cutoff date is Monday, March 20, 2017.  Onsite registration will not be allowed.  Please be sure to register for every exam you wish to take, there will be no last minute changes made the day of the exams. 

All cancelations must be received by March 20, 2017 to be eligible for a refund minus a $20 cancellation fee.