The Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) program is administered by GFOA of Louisiana. To enroll, a candidate must be a member of GFOA of Louisiana and currently employed full-time by a government agency. At time of certification, the candidate should have three complete calendar years as a member.
Candidacy is formally established upon receipt of a completed official application form and payment of either the application fee of $95 or an enrollment fee of $75 each for any of the five subject area tests listed.
Documentation is required for applicants applying for certification. This includes, for example:
- Copy of degree(s)
- Letter stating supervisory experience certified by employer(s)
- CPA certificate number
- Other pertinent documentation
A current resume must also accompany the official application form.
Approval of certification applications are subject to review by the officers and board of directors of GFOA of Louisiana. GFOA reserves the right to review, clarify, and revise the point system as deemed necessary.
Individuals who already meet the minimum 300-point standard without needing to take an exam should complete the official APPLICATION FORM and mail it, along with accompanying fee, documentation, and resume to:
GFOA OF LOUISIANA
Attention: Certification Committee
P.O. Box 1029
Gonzales, LA 70707-1029