CPFO Exam Review
Invest in Your Future: Earn the CPFO Designation
What is the CPFO program?
The Certified Public Finance Officers Program (CPFO) of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) is a broad educational self-study program designed to verify knowledge in the disciplines of government finance. To earn the designation of Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO), candidates must pass a series of five examinations within a seven year period.
- Governmental Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting
- Treasury and Investment Management
- Debt Management
- Operating and Capital Budgeting
- Retirement and Benefits, Risk Management, and Procuremen
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How to prepare to take the CPFO exams
The CPFO program was designed as a self-study program. The exams are based on content specifications and recommended readings established by the GFOA. Sample exam questions are provided on the GFOA site. The GFOA offers training programs for public finance officers, but does not offer review courses for the CPFO program.
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Radford University’s Governmental and Nonprofit Assistance Center provides online classes to prepare Public Finance officers for the CPFO exams. These classes are aligned with the CPFO content specifications and suggested readings. The online classes are self-paced and allow users to access the material when convenient. Classes consist of recorded presentations, quizzes, and sample exams. View the complete descriptions of available online review classes.
Complete the CPFO registration form [PDF]. To comply with the university’s Payment Cards Policy, this form must be submitted by mail to the address listed below or faxed to 540-831-7996. E-mailed copies of this form will not be accepted or processed
Governmental & Nonprofit Assistance Center
P.O. Box 6953
Radford, VA 24142