The Enhanced Defense Financial Management Training Course (EDFMTC) is a five-day, intensive financial management review course offered virtually and in the classroom. EDFMTCs in the classroom are offered at a variety of locations worldwide throughout the year. There are no prerequisites established by ASMC for this course, only selection by the Department of Defense to attend (for those taking a centrally-funded course).
The course is delivered both virtually and in a classroom setting with two instructors and up to 32 students. All course materials are included. While presented in an “overview” format, the material covered varies in intensity from intermediate level to the advanced level. The course is presented in 3 sections that correspond to the CDFM exam modules and knowledge areas:
Module 1 – Resource Management Environment
Module 2 – Budget & Cost Analysis
Module 3 – Accounting & Finance
Please note that the centrally funded EDFMTC is only taught in a classroom.
The onsite, classroom version of EDFMTC is aligned with the DoDFM Certification Program. Attendees who complete the course, which uses the 2018 edition of the EDFMTC textbook, are awarded 40 CPEs/CETs and earn 2 credits for Proficiency Level 5, 34 credits for Proficiency Level 2, and 4 credits for Proficiency Level 1 to apply toward DoD FM Certification Program initial certification. The virtual edition of EDFMTC provides CET/CPEs, but is not aligned to the DoD FM Certification Program, and thus does not provide direct credits toward obtaining the DoD FM Certification. The training is recommended by and benefits DoD financial managers in a variety of ways.
- The departmental leadership is interested in improving the overall technical and managerial capabilities of the financial management work force.
- The program is designed to broaden the perspective of financial managers by introducing them to areas of expertise outside their daily responsibilities.
- The course assists in preparation for the rigorous Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) examinations. However,
the course is only partial preparation and should be supplemented with a considerable amount of additional study using the CDFM exam blueprints as the primary guide.
The EDFMTC course delivered in the classroom includes graded exercises and assessments. It has been established as college-level instruction by the American Council of Education (ACE) and has a 3 credit hour recommendation at the lower-level baccalaureate degree category for students who earn a C or higher in the course. For upper-level baccalaureate credit, a written paper must be submitted in addition to completing the course with a B or higher for consideration of 3 credit hours. View more information on how to get college credit here.