ASMC offers 1, 2, and 3 day Fiscal Law courses. These courses are available for chapters to sponsor or for individuals to attend. Registration must be received 30 days prior to the course start date.

ASMC’s Fiscal Law courses are aligned to the DoD FM Certification Program!
Download the crosswalk on the DoD FM alignment page here.

See the Archway Training Associates website to view upcoming training dates, register for a course, or contact the instructor (Rich Arns, CDFM-A) for more information.

1 Day – Certifying Officials Overview
This course covers:

  • Learn the role and responsibilities of a “pecuniary” certifying officer
  • Understand the potential consequences of certifications that lead to improper or erroneous payments
  • Understand the roles of DoD Certifying Officers, Departmental Accountable Officials, and Review Officials as covered in FMR Vol 5 Chapter 33
  • Gain the required Certifying Officer Legislation training required under FMR Vol 5 Chap 33.
  • and more…
2 Day – Purpose Overview
Comprehensive Review of Chapter 4, Volume I, GAO Redbook “Availability of Appropriations: Purpose.” This course covers:

  • The most common occurrences of ADA Violations
  • The use of funds for:
    • meetings and conventions
    • travel and per diem for non-governmental personnel
    • food for government employees
    • gifts and awards
    • office furnishings
    • state and local taxes
    • and more…
3 Day – Purpose, Time and Amount Overview
The Three Pillars of Federal Appropriations Law Comprehensive review of Chapters 4, 5 and 6 of the GAO Redbook. This course covers:

  • The application of the bona fide needs rule
  • The Anti-Deficiency act
  • The use of funds
  • and more…

Students will be provided:

  • A summary of changes to FMR Vol 5 Ch 33 (1 Day Course)
  • A copy of the GAO Annual Update to the Red Book for use as a course workbook (2 and 3 Day Course)
  • Copies of applicable case studies
  • A copy of the PowerPoint slides for note taking and reference purposes.