CGFO Renewal

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 must complete all of the following by July 31, 2018:

  1. Pay your $40 re-certification fee
  2. Online CPE Reporting (login and enter CPE credits that are not sponsored by the FGFOA (Local Chapter and outside organization credits will not reflect in our system unless you enter them manually)
  3. Take the online Ethics exam or attend the Ethics session at Annual Conference
Please note: Renewals for the June 30, 2018 reporting period will open early June. You must wait until the new reporting period rolls over to make your 2018 re-certification fee payment. If you still need to renew for the 2018 period, please contact Karen Pastula at (850) 701-3618.

1. Re-certification Fee Payment:
Click here to pay your $40 re-certification fee online. Once you are logged in look in the top right corner for “Events”. Select 2018 CGFO Re-certification then click on the orange bar that says “Register Myself” and then click on “Proceed to Check Out”. It will walk you through the payment process. If you prefer to pay by check, payment must be mailed with a postmark on or before July 31, 2018.

2. Online CPE Reporting:
Once you have made your payment you can click on “CPE Reporting”. That is up near “Events” that you clicked on to make your payment. Here you can “View Current Credits” or “Enter CPE Credits”.  

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. 

How to report CPE online:
1. Log into your FGFOA account
2. Go to CPE Reporting
3. 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).

3. Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees Examination:
When you have paid and entered your CPE credits, please click HERE to take the online Ethics exam. If you don't pass the exam and need another online Ethics exam link to retake or would like a hard copy of the exam to be sent to you, contact Karen Pastula at (850) 701-3618.

You can also fulfill the Ethics requirement for your CGFO renewal by attending the Ethics session at the FGFOA Annual Conference or by attending the session Governmental Ethics: Protecting the Integrity of Florida CPAs (6957) through FICPA.

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.

Important Reminders:

You must pay your re-certification fee, complete your online CPE reporting and return your Ethics exam (via online or a hard copy in the mail) to the FGFOA no later than July 31, 2018. If these items are mailed with a postmark later than July 31, 2018, or if the Ethics Exam is not taken by the required due date, a $25.00 late fee will also apply.
Please remember to keep copies of your training sessions as you may be chosen for a random audit and asked to show proof of attendance.

If you need further information or have questions, please contact Karen Pastula at (850) 701-3618.