CGFO Testing Now Available Online!

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You asked…and we listened! The FGFOA Board of Directors and Certification Committee are pleased to announce that applications are NOW being accepted for the newly launched online and on-demand CGFO exam process.

About the CGFO Designation

The Certified Government Finance Officer Certification is the premier government finance certification that attracts the attention of hiring managers. The focus of the program, conferred by the Florida Government Finance Officers Association, is to encourage a level of knowledge and professionalism in the field of government finance emphasizing areas specific to Florida local governments. To achieve the CGFO designation, candidates must demonstrate a high level of competence by successfully completing a rigorous five-part examination, an Ethics and Law exam, and provide documentation that they meet the minimum education and experience requirements.

To learn more about the eligibility requirements CLICK HERE

About the Online/On-Demand Exam Process

To maintain the integrity of the certification process, each online exam will have a live proctor. You can take exams at your convenience 24/7 (except for major US Holidays).

Highlights of the online testing process:

  • Instant scoring - you will immediately know your results
  • You can study and take your exams one-at-time (the days of limited times to take exams and studying for all five parts at once are over)
  • If you don’t pass an exam, you will need to wait 90 days before you can try again
  • You can still take another exam during the 90-day wait period

What people are saying about the online process:

“I loved the flexibility of being able to take the exam at my place and time of choosing. Not being a morning person, it was a huge benefit to me to be able to take the exam in the afternoon, versus mandatory 8am start time. …Lastly, being able to choose the date of taking the exam is priceless.” Suzi Gehris, Fort Myers Fire Department

"I love that we could take it online and avoid traveling. It made it so convenient, especially considering the first time I took the exams was during the height of our busy season at work."  Stephanie L. Lovel, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Pinellas County, Florida

“After going to the link that is in the instructions and putting in my information, it was almost instant that a proctor responded. I found the proctor to be very helpful with setting up the test, getting logged in, providing access codes, etc. Going through the test questions was straight forward, there are clear navigation buttons.”  April Oliver, City of Tampa 

So, what are you waiting for? GET CERTIFIED

CLICK HERE to apply for the CGFO Program