Certified Government Finance Officer Program (CGFO)

Currently the FGFOA has a total of 560 CGFOs

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? CGFO Program Brochure

Want to become a CGFO?
CGFO Application/Requirements
CGFO applications must be received by September 15th for the fall exams, and January 15th for the spring exams.

2017 CGFO of the Year Award
Rosalie Ola Ola
Assistant Finance Director
City of Coral Gables

Dawn Murray, Billing & Budget Administrator, City of St. Cloud
Mari Leisen, Financial Analyst, City of Deltona
Denise Koon, Assistant Finance Director, City of Lake City
Jason Greene, Financial Control & Budget Manager, Miami-Dade Expressway Authority
Rafella Cone, Staff Accountant, Indian River Clerk of Circuit Court
Paul Schmitt, Director of Financial Services, Martin County Clerk of Court


CGFO Webinars

CGFO Renewals

CPE Reporting

CGFO Policies & Procedures

Recertification Online Payment

Exam Reference Materials

CGFO Spring 2018 Review Course Webinars, Exam Locations and Exam date can be found HERE.