Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO)

CGFO Review Courses and Exams will be offered in conjunction with the 2018 FGFOA School of Governmental Finance at the PGA National Resort & Spa. To Register, click “Register for an Event” on the right side of the page.

Registration Deadline
: October 5, 2018

All cancellations must be received by October 5, 2018 to be eligible for a refund minus a $20 cancellation fee.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Debt Administration
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Instructors: Michael Perry, CGFO, Budget Officer, City of Tampa and Teresa Butler, CGFO, Retired

Treasury Management
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Instructors: Barry Skinner, CPA, CGFO, CPFO, Assistant Comptroller/Fiscal Division, Orange County Comptroller and Todd Hutchison, CGFO, CPA, Director of Finance & Accounting, Alachua Co. Board of County Commissioners

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Accounting and Financial Reporting
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Instructors: Lorrie Simmons, MSA, CGFO, Manager, Accounting & Payroll, City of Sarasota and Kelly Rae Strickland, CPA, CGFO, Director of Financial Administration, City of Sarasota

Municipal Budgeting
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Dave Hardison, CGFO, CPA, Budget Administrator, Orange County Office of Management & Budget and Diane Smith, CGFO, Budget Manager, Alachua County


Thursday, October 18, 2018
Financial Administration
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Cheryl Miller, CGFO, Director of Finance, City of Palmetto and Sharon McGuire, Director, Office of Management & Budget, City of Boca Raton


Friday, October 19, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


You must be pre-qualified and approved as a candidate to sit for the CGFO exams. The exams will begin promptly at 8:00 am. Please arrive by 7:30 am to get checked in and receive exam instructions. You will need to bring proper identification. All testing materials will be provided.


Hotel reservation link will be e-mailed to you in your email confirmation after paying the registration fees.


Please contact Karen Pastula if you require further assistance