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 (October 24, 2018)
*Previous Program Guidelines expire April 1, 2019. Download

PAY for CGFO Exams
*Registration done separately. Please see below for more details. 

CGFO Exam Dates, Locations, and Registration

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

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
*Registration Full

*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. If you wish to be placed on a wait list, please email:

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