Certification Eligibility

To be awarded CDFM or CDFM-A certification, a candidate must:

Possess a high school diploma or equivalent

Pledge to adhere to the ASMC Pledge of Professionalism

Enroll in the CDFM Program

Pass CDFM exam modules 1, 2, and 3 within a 4-year time frame
(Module 4 can be taken at any time, but the CDFM-A can not be awarded until all of the CDFM Requirements are met.)

Submit a qualifying VFME form demonstrating the required financial management experience outlined below:

  • An associate degree or higher plus 2 years of defense-related or 4 years of Federal Government-related financial management experience, OR
  • A high school diploma or equivalent plus 3 years of defense-related financial management experience

**Although education requirements are reported on the honor system, all CDFM Program enrollees and candidates are subject to audit at any time.**