The CPFO Program is designed to prepare individuals for leadership positions in state and local governments by enhancing fundamental skills and increasing knowledge of best practices and standards in public finance through seven exams.
Before enrolling in the program, you are encouraged to develop a study plan. Candidates will need to spend three months of studying for each exam, with approx. two to five hours of studying per week. The recommended study plan will require around 500 hours of studying over the course of two years.
The $1,200 enrollment fee includes two years of participation, ten exam attempts, access to a CPFO Exam Prep course in the LMS, and more. Please see the CPFO Candidate Guide for more details. If you do not pass all seven exams within the initial two-year period, you can enroll for a third year by paying a $600 renewal fee. Candidates have up to five years to pass all seven exams.
Enrollment in the program must be completed by the GFOA member who is joining the program.
The enrollment fee is non-refundable.
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Please see the CPFO Candidate Guide for more details