Welcome to the CGFO Updates. For more information, visit our CGFO home page. If you wish to speak to the CGFO administrator, please contact Tristan Gideon

CGFO Exam Preparation Review Sessions

GFOAT is proud to present CGFO exam preparation review sessions. Each session is available virtually– no need for travel. Each session will be approximately 170 minutes in length. We will cover material needed to be successful on the exams. Extraneous material will be omitted so candidates can focus on material to be tested. Also, review sessions will cover test taking tips and techniques candidates need to be successful.

Our first session is coming February 18-19, 2023. All five exams will be covered. Each exam study session costs $100 each, except for Public Finance which costs $75. You will have the choice of choosing individual exams that you want to target, or you can sign up for a full session which will include all five exams at a discounted rate of $350.

Register Now!

Cash Management Exam and Study Guide Update

To better improve your user experience and efficacy of content, the Cash Management exam and study guide have been updated. The updated study guide is available for download from the study guide portal. The updated exam will go into effect on the next scheduled exam (see second announcement for exam schedule).

2023 Exam Schedule

The CGFO Exam Schedule for 2023 is now available. Please note all exams will be virtual except for exams that are held in conjunction with GFOAT conferences. Registration for the March exam will open after the new year. An email notice will be sent out.

March 3 – Virtual

April 16 – Onsite in conjunction with GFOAT Spring Conference 2023

June 23 – Virtual

August 25 – Virtual

October 25 – Onsite in conjunction with GFOAT Fall Conference 2023

If you have any questions, please email me at Tristan@tml.org.

Happy Holidays!

Register Now for September 30 Virtual Exam

See Exam Schedule

CGFO Exams/Study Guide Update
The CGFO Committee is always striving to keep exam content and study guides current. In August of 2021 the following study guides and exams were reviewed and revised. These changes have not been in effect, but will begin starting today, June 14, 2022.
  • Public Finance
  • Budgeting and Capital Planning
Study Guides
  • Public Finance
  • Budgeting and Capital Planning

Register now for July 15 Virtual Exam

See Exam Schedule

Register now for May 27 Virtual Exam

See Exam Schedule

Register now for March 25 Virtual Exam

See Exam Schedule

2022 Exam Schedule Now Available!

See Exam Schedule or Calendar.

Register Now for Fall Conference CGFO Exam on November 3!
Dear CGFO Candidates,
Registration for the fall conference CGFO exam is now open! Please note, this exam will be offered on-site and must be taken in person. There will be no online option for this exam (please see FAQ below for details).
Date: November 3, 2021, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Texas A&M Hotel & Conference Center, Traditions Room, 2nd Floor, College Station
Optional Study Group: 10:00 a.m. – Noon, Traditions Room, 2nd Floor
Why is this exam in-person and not online?
All exams that correspond with the GFOAT Fall or Spring Conference will be held onsite at the conference venue.
Do I need to attend the 2021 GFOAT Fall Conference to take this exam?
No. Although participation in the conference is encouraged, the exam is an individual event and can be registered for separately.
Will there be future online exams?
Yes, all non-conference exams will continue with the online format throughout the year.

Register Now for CGFO Exam on August 27!

Registration is now open for the August 27 Virtual CGFO Exam. The registration deadline is August 27, 2021 by 5:00 p.m.


Register Now for CGFO Exam on June 25!

Registration is now open for the June 25 Virtual CGFO Exam. The registration deadline is June 18, 2021 by 5:00 p.m.


Register Now for CGFO Exam on April 12!

Registration for the April 12 Virtual CGFO Exam is now closed.

Registration Closed

CGFO Exam Postponed

Dear CGFO Candidates:

The exam scheduled for February 19, 2021 has been postponed due to widespread power outage across the state. The exam has been rescheduled for March 1, 2021. To register for this exam, click on the link below. The registration deadline has been extended to February 22. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact CGFO Administrator, Tristan Gideon.

Stay safe, and stay warm!

REGISTER NOW! – Deadline: 02/22/2021

Register Now for CGFO Exam on February 19!

Registration for the February 19 Virtual CGFO Exam is now open!


Continuing Education Reporting Deadline Extended

The deadline to report your CEUs has been extended a full calendar year for all CGFOs. If your deadline was December 31, 2020, it is now December 31, 2021, and so on. If you have already reported 75 CEUs for your current tracking period, CEUs reported in 2021 will carry over to your next tracking period. Your CGFO and GFOAT membership dues remain on the current schedule, and there will be no extensions.

CGFO Candidacy Extended

The deadline to complete your certification has been extended a full calendar year for all current CGFO candidates.