Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO)

The 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.

Tristan Gideon, CGFO Administrator


Helpful Links

APPLY for the CGFO Membership
*Applicant must be a current GFOAT member to apply for this program.

VIEW the CGFO Participant List


DOWNLOAD the CGFO Program Guidelines (Adopted January 2016)

PAY for CGFO Exams

CGFO Exam Dates, Locations, and Registration

*You are required to apply to the CGFO program before you can take an exam.

City of Tomball 
Date: December 10, 2018
Time: 2:00-4:30 p.m. *optional study session from 9:00-11:30 a.m.
Location: 501 James Street, Tomball, TX 77375
Registration full

City of Friendswood
Date: February 6, 2019
Time: 9:00-11:30 a.m.
Location: 910 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, Texas 77546

City of North Richland Hills
Date: February 20, 2019
Time: 1:00-3:30 p.m. *optional study session from 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Location: 4301 City Point Drive, North Richland Hills, TX  76180

*Study sessions are self-led and left to the discretion of the exam host. Study sessions are not mandated by the CGFO administrator or CGFO Program Guidelines.
*Registration is limited. Note that paying for an exam does not automatically register you. 


Visit the GFOAT Calendar for all up-to-date events, including upcoming CGFO exams.