To retain the Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) status, each CGFO designee is required to earn a minimum of 30 hours of continuing education credit-hours each year.
One hour of continuing education is equal to 50 minutes of continuous participation in a group program that conforms to CGFO standards and has been approved as a recognized sponsor of CGFO continuing education by GFOA of Louisiana. Only courses relative to public finance and government accounting and administration are allowed.
Each CGFO is required to report continuing education hours accrued from January through December of the year following certification.
Failure to meet the continuing education hour requirements will lead to revocation of the CGFO designation.
GFOA of Louisiana will actively work with the national GFOA, Louisiana colleges and universities, the state CPA society, and other organizations to promote and sponsor training programs that will reinforce this program. In addition, through attendance at both the annual GFOA of Louisiana conferences, one may be able to earn the required hours of continuing education.