Certificate Program

The North Carolina Government Finance Officers Association sponsors the NC Finance Officers' Certification Program. This program is designed to enhance the public finance profession in North Carolina. Certification is achieved by successfully completing four examinations in the public finance field:

  • Governmental Accounting
  • Financial Planning and Budgeting
  • Cash Management and Investments
  • Financial Management

The examinations are offered twice a year. Certification is valid for five years and can be renewed at the end of each subsequent five-year period through a point system. Examinations are given each May and November.

Currently scheduled Exam Dates:


May 4-5, 2017


November 16-17, 2017

For further information please review these FAQ’s and Brochures:




NCGFOA Certification Program Brochure

International GFOA Certification Program


Point of contacts for Certification Program:

  • Gregory S. Allison, 919.966.4376

  • JoAnn Brewer, 919.966.4197