Yes, active enrollment in the CDFM Program is required to sit for an exam.
You can enroll here or log on to your ASMC account and click on "CDFM Enrollment" on the left side of the screen.
You are not required to be an ASMC member in order to test; however, ASMC members enjoy benefits such as reduced CDFM textbook and enrollment fees (CDFM enrollment is required in order to test). More information on ASMC member benefits can be found on the ASMC website at here.
There are enforced waiting periods for retaking the CDFM exams: 14 days for a first retake and 28 days for any additional retakes of the same module.
Your inactive certification can be reinstated once you submit proof of earning 80 CPEs since the start date of the lapsed certification cycle and pay one Recertification Fee plus a $100 Reactivation Fee. If events beyond your control, such as a deployment or a medical situation, interfered with your ability to recertify on time, some [...]
ASMC administers CDFM exams at the headquarters office in Old Town Alexandria, VA. Please write email@example.com or call (703) 549-0360 to request information and available testing dates.
Any course or training related to defense financial management or that assists you in your role as a defense financial manager can be used for CPEs in CDFM recertification. Any credits earned toward the DoD FM Certification Program during your CDFM certification cycle qualify for CDFM recertification. For more information, visit the CDFM Recertification Policy [...]
In order to set up a Special Arrangement computer-based exam or paper exam, contact the ASMC Certification Department at firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance.
Once you have passed your exams and submitted your Verification of Financial Management Experience (VFME) Form, nothing more is needed. A congratulatory designation letter will be mailed to the address in your ASMC account within 2- 3 weeks, and CDFM candidates will receive their wall certificate in 8-10 weeks.
First-time enrollment is $40 for members or $75 for non-members. Enrollment extensions are $75 for members or $85 for non-members.