The current reporting period for your certification as a Florida Certified Government Finance Officer ends June 30 of this year. In order to retain this certification, you will be required to update your CPE credits online for evidence of continuing professional education for review by the Certification Committee.
The required number of continuing professional education hours for your certification period is 80 hours, of which at least 20 hours must have been in accounting, auditing and/or technical business-related subjects and of which no more than 20 hours may be in behavioral subjects.
Everyone will be required to report online. Please go to the FGFOA website, click on the CGFO program. Then go to CPE reporting. You will enter your logon and password. Once you are logged in, click on “Enter CEU/CPE Credits”. You will enter all NON FGFOA CPE credits. Any credits taken from the FGFOA should already be listed. If you do not have a sponsor number, enter 00000. Once you have completed the process, you may print and retain a copy for your records. Remember you may be subject to a random audit and proof of credits may be requested from you.
You may also pay the $40 recertification fee online. If you prefer to pay by check, payment must be mailed with a postmark on or before July 31, 2016.
Each certificate holder must successfully pass the open book Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees Examination. A minimum score of 75 is required. You will have until July 31, 2016 to complete the exam. If you prefer to NOT take the exam online, please request that a hard copy of the exam be sent to you. To take the online Ethics Exam please email Merrily Bennett.
Your re-certification fee and online CPE reporting are due to the FGFOA by July 31, 2016. If these items are mailed with a postmark later than July 31, 2016, or if the Ethics Exam is not taken by the required due date, a $25.00 late fee will also apply.
□ $40.00 re-certification fee
□ Online CPE Reporting
□ Ethics Exam
If you need further information or have questions, please contact Merrily Bennett at (850) 701-3677.
Click here to enter your credits and pay the $40 recertification fee. (to pay the fee, click on events and register for CGFO Recertification)