The virginia peninsula chapter of the Association of government accountants

Congratulations to our the chapter’s newly certified CGFM's!

Mr. Herbert C. Griffin, IV, CGFM 

Aldo J. Cattoi, Jr., CGFM

Krystle S. Hagans, CGFM

​Chiau-yun Kung, CGFM


The CGFM Corner    

Share Your Knowledge and Earn CPEs 
Now is your chance to help the next wave of CGFM candidates, while earning CPEs! The CGFM Program is seeking subject matter experts interested in writing practice questions for the CGFM Examinations. Active CGFMs can earn CPE credit towards their CGFM for writing and reviewing questions. Interested? Email Katya Silver ( for more information.
Are You a New CGFM? 
Visit the "New CGFM" page on AGA’s main website for important information, including requirements to maintain your certification, becoming a mentor to CGFM candidates and purchasing CGFM apparel.
Intensive Review opportunity in March!
The next Intensive Review Course (IRC) will be held in Alexandria, Va., October 13 - 14, 2016. The class will run 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days. The cost of the course is only $375 for qualified participants and offers up to 18 CPE hours.

SPECIAL BONUS: The CGFM Examinations are offered at no additional cost to course attendees — a $375 savings! 

Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first-served basis. Space is limited, and the event may fill up and close before the registration deadline, so we encourage you to sign up early. 

Registrations will not be accepted after September 30, 2016.

The CGFM Examinations can be taken by appointment only at Pearson Professional Testing Centers from October 15, 2016 – February 28, 2017, using vouchers provided by AGA.

For more information, visit

CGFM Preparation Methods – Study Groups

The key to successfully passing the CGFM Examinations is to PREPARE for the CGFM Examinations.  In December, I shared with you information on using Self-Study to prepare for the exams; in this newsletter the final tip of this three part series will be shared – Study Groups.    Study Groups – Study groups are a great way to reinforce the material you are studying on your own.  If you are having trouble with a concept, the chances are great that one of more of your fellow groups members have mastered the concept and can share ideas and help you learn it in a way you never considered. Study groups also provide an accountability measure that can keep you active in your certification pursuit when your motivation is slipping.    Study groups can be started informally amongst candidates; however AGA chapters often facilitate formal study groups.  Keep an eye on your email for upcoming local formal study group opportunities in 2017.    

Don't Forget Your CPE!

​Fellow CGFMs, if your life is anything like mine, you barely have time to get your day to day duties done, nonetheless time to think about CPEs.  However, we must not forget CPEs are a vital requirement in order to maintain our certifications!  We all have to complete at a minimum 80 CPE hours every two years, maintain documentation of those CPE hours completed, and if requested by AGA, provide detailed information on CPE hours completed.

​AGA offers lots of opportunities to gain CPE in order to maintain your certification.  Please visit for more detail concerning CPE and possible free CPE for AGA members.  “GIT ‘ER DONE!!!”

Continue to follow “The CGFM Corner” in upcoming newsletters to keep up with all of the exciting CGFM-related updates!  

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