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 through a combination of professional experience, continuing educational requirements, and successful completion of four examinations in the public finance field:

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

The examination process is being converted to an online format.  The first examinations for 2018 are tentatively scheduled to be available in late summer/early fall of 2018.  Announcements will be made via NCFinanceConnect, the School of Government website and various listservs when the examinations will be offered.

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