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 Program
*Applicant must be a current GFOAT member to apply for this program. Apply for GFOAT Membership! 

VIEW the CGFO Participant List


DOWNLOAD the CGFO Program Guidelines (October 24, 2018)

PAY for CGFO Exams
*Registration done separately. Please see below to register.  

Upcoming Exams

*Important: You must apply and become an active CGFO candidate to register for exams. Exam payments can be made in the above link, but you must register below to sit for an exam. 

April 14, 2019 – GFOAT Spring Institute 2019 Exam
Exam Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. / Study Group: 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Renaissance Austin Hotel – Room Name: Sabine (Lower Level)
9721 Arboretum Blvd.
Austin, TX 78759
Registration Closed

June 12, 2019 – City of Belton
Registration not open

November, 2019 – GFOAT Fall Conference 2019 Exam
Registration not open


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