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What are the most recent versions of the textbooks?2019-04-17T22:41:15+00:00

The most recent version of the EDFMTC (Modules 1-3) textbook is the 2018 edition. The most recent version of the Module 4 textbook was published March 2011; an update is underway.

How can I purchase ASMC textbooks?2019-02-12T22:41:05+00:00

ASMC textbooks can be purchased here.

What are the current textbook prices?2019-04-17T22:38:17+00:00

The EDFMTC (Modules 1-3) textbook is $110 for members or $120 for non-members. The Module 4 Acquisition textbook is
$75 for members or $85 for non-members.

Am I required to purchase the textbooks in order to sit for the CDFM exams?2018-07-23T20:46:42+00:00

ASMC does not require textbook purchase to sit for the CDFM exams; however, feedback from candidates shows that
many find the information in the textbooks to be very helpful in preparing to take the exams.

How can I take a Module 4 course?2019-04-17T22:36:22+00:00

Information about taking the Module 4 Acquisition Business Management course can be found here.

What kind of ASMC training is available?2019-04-17T22:29:53+00:00

ASMC offers the Enhanced Defense Financial Management Training Course (EDFMTC), which covers the knowledge areas of CDFM Exam Modules 1, 2, and 3; the Module 4 Acquisition Business Management Course; three fiscal law courses (Certifying Officials; Purpose; and Purpose, Time and Amount); and CDFM Module 1, 2, and 3 Refresher Courses that focus on one module at a time. Please note that these classes are not intended as a sole source of preparation for testing.

Where can I find information on the Enhanced Defense Financial Management Training Course (EDFMTC)?2019-04-17T22:33:47+00:00

Information about the EDFMTC, as well as the Module 4, fiscal law, and Refresher courses can be found here.

Am I required to attend ASMC training in order to sit for the CDFM exams?2018-07-23T20:46:07+00:00

Attending ASMC training is not required to sit for the CDFM exams; however, feedback from CDFM candidates shows that many find the courses to be very helpful in preparing to take the exams.

How much do the exams cost?2018-07-23T20:47:28+00:00

Each CDFM exam is $99 regardless of membership status and testing platform (computer-based, paper, etc.).

How can I purchase an exam?2019-02-12T22:37:57+00:00

Pearson VUE computer-based exams can be purchased here. For Special Arrangement testing, please contact the Certification Department at certification@asmconline.org or (703) 549-0360 for information and instructions.

How do I find a Pearson VUE testing center?2019-04-17T22:12:31+00:00

You can view available Pearson VUE testing centers by visiting pearsonvue.com/asmc. Click on “Find a test center” on the right side of the screen. There are Pearson VUE testing locations on military bases and Pearson VUE Professional Centers (PPCs) off military bases. If you choose an on-base testing location, it is your responsibility to ensure you have authorized access to a military base.

Once I’ve purchased a Pearson VUE exam, when can I schedule it?2019-04-17T22:13:51+00:00

After purchasing a Pearson VUE exam, you should receive an Authorization to Test (ATT) email within 24-48 hours of the
purchase that includes the information needed to schedule your exam. If you do not receive the ATT email within 48 hours
of exam purchase, please contact ASMC at certification@asmconline.org or (703) 549-0360 for assistance.

How can I change my testing reservations?2019-04-17T22:17:02+00:00

If you are scheduled for a Pearson VUE exam, you can log into your Pearson VUE account (24/7) at www.pearsonvue.com/asmc or call Pearson VUE (888-572-2276, Mon-Fri 7am-7pm central) to cancel or reschedule your exam appointment with no penalty up to 4 business days before your appointment (not including the testing day). A $50 fee will be charged to cancel or reschedule an exam appointment 3 business days to 24 hours before the testing appointment. Exam fees are forfeited for testing appointments cancelled or rescheduled less than 24 hours before the testing appointment without ASMC approval (only documented emergency situations qualify).

If I do not pass an exam, do I need to pay for a retake?2018-07-23T20:51:52+00:00

Each exam costs $99 to the candidate, including retake exams.

If I do not pass an exam, can I retake it right away?2018-07-23T20:51:57+00:00

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.

I have passed all 3 exams. Do I need to do anything else?2018-07-23T20:48:26+00:00

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.

Are exams administered at ASMC Headquarters?2019-04-17T22:26:06+00:00

ASMC administers CDFM exams at the headquarters office in Old Town Alexandria, VA. Please write
certification@asmconline.org or call (703) 549-0360 to request information and available testing dates.

How can I take a Special Arrangement (computer-based or paper) exam?2019-04-17T22:27:34+00:00

In order to set up a Special Arrangement computer-based exam or paper exam, contact the ASMC Certification
Department at certification@asmconline.org for guidance.

Do I have to be enrolled in the CDFM Program in order to test?2018-07-23T20:46:48+00:00

Yes, active enrollment in the CDFM Program is required to sit for an exam.

How do I enroll in the CDFM Program?2019-02-12T22:43:23+00:00

You can enroll here or log on to your ASMC account and click on “CDFM Enrollment” on the left side of the screen.

Do I have to be an ASMC member in order to take the tests?2019-04-17T22:06:05+00:00

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.

How much does it cost to enroll in the CDFM Program?2018-07-23T20:47:11+00:00

First-time enrollment is $40 for members or $75 for non-members. Enrollment extensions are $75 for members or $85 for
non-members.

How long is the enrollment?2018-07-23T20:47:56+00:00

Each CDFM enrollment–whether it is first-time enrollment or an extension–gives you 2 years of eligibility to test.

What if I need more than 2 years to complete the certification process?2018-07-23T20:47:17+00:00

If you need more than 2 years to complete the certification process, you will need to extend your enrollment an additional
2 years.

How much does it cost to extend my CDFM enrollment?2018-07-23T20:47:51+00:00

A 2-year CDFM enrollment extension costs $75 for members or $85 for non-members.

How can I find out when my enrollment expires?2019-02-12T22:08:41+00:00

You can locate your CDFM enrollment expiration date by logging in to your ASMC account and clicking on “Update
Profile”. Look at the “Enrollment Expires” field.

How can I get my Candidate ID?2019-04-17T21:46:26+00:00

Only those who have enrolled in the CDFM Program are assigned a Candidate ID. After enrolled candidates purchase a CDFM exam on the ASMC website, they will receive an Authorization to Test email in 24-48 hours that includes their Candidate ID number.

How can I confirm my recertification deadline?2019-02-12T22:54:57+00:00

You can locate your recertification deadline by logging in to your ASMC account and clicking on “Update Profile.” You will
find it in the “CDFM Expires” field.

What are the requirements to keep my CDFM or CDFM-A active?2018-07-23T20:49:11+00:00

To keep your CDFM or CDFM-A certification active, pay the recertification fee ($25 for members or $45 for non-members)
and complete 80 CPEs by your recertification deadline. The 80 CPEs must include 2 CPEs in an ethics-related topic, and at
least 20 CPEs must be earned per year.

How can I recertify my CDFM?2019-02-12T22:55:16+00:00

You can recertify your CDFM by logging on to your ASMC account and clicking on “Recertify CDFM”.

What will happen if I don’t recertify on time?2019-04-17T23:55:00+00:00

If you do not recertify by your recertification deadline, your certification goes into Suspended status, your name is
removed from the ASMC website, and a $50 late fee is applied. After 90 days in Suspended status, your certification goes
Inactive.

I can tell that I’m not going to have enough time to finish my CPEs by my recertification deadline. Is there some way to buy a little more time to complete them?2019-02-12T22:58:20+00:00

A 90-day recertification extension is available for those who need additional time, but it must be requested BEFORE your
recertification deadline.

Request this extension by marking the “CDFM Extension” option on a CDFM Recertification Form and emailing the completed form to certification@asmconline.org.

My certification is in Suspended status. How can I reactivate it?2019-02-12T22:56:18+00:00

Your suspended certification can be reactivated by logging on to to your ASMC account, paying the missed recertification fee plus a $50 late recertification fee, and sending proof of earning 80 CPEs since the start date of the lapsed certification cycle to certification@asmconline.org.

My certification went Inactive. How can I reactivate it?2019-04-17T23:59:08+00:00

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 reactivation requirements may be waived. If this is the case, please email certification@asmconline.org and provide a description and documentation of the situation and specify which requirements you are requesting to be waived.

After I’ve earned my CDFM, when will I receive my wall certificate?2018-07-23T20:48:11+00:00

If you are a CDFM candidate and all the requirements have been met, a wall certificate will be issued within 8-10 weeks of
certification being awarded. If you are a CDFM-A candidate, you will receive a CDFM designation letter 2-3 weeks after
certification is awarded, but ASMC will hold your wall certificate until after you pass the Module 4 exam.

Does ASMC have any certificate frame recommendations?2019-04-17T22:46:14+00:00

A beautiful, professional-looking certificate frame with options such as the ASMC logo, name, and coin can be purchased
from Framing Success. Your certificate slips easily into the back of the frame. You can find more information and view the
distinguished styles here.

I’ve just undergone an official name change. How can I get a certificate with my new name?2019-04-17T22:54:37+00:00

For security reasons, CDFM certificant name changes cannot be made online. Certificants who have had a legal name change must submit a copy of the original documentation (e.g., marriage license, divorce or name change decree) to certification@asmconline.org or fax to (703) 549-3181 to the attention of the Certification Department. After your name has been updated in your ASMC account, you can order a replacement wall certificate here.

How much does it cost to order a new wall certificate?2019-04-17T22:57:10+00:00

A replacement wall certificate costs $40. A CDFM certificate can be purchased here. A CDFM-A certificate can be purchased here.

What do I need to do to earn CDFM-A certification?2018-07-23T20:49:42+00:00

The requirements for earning the CDFM with Acquisition Specialty (CDFM-A) certification are to earn the CDFM certification and pass the CDFM Module 4 exam.

I don’t work in the DoD, but I’m a contractor supporting DoD. Do I qualify?2018-07-23T20:49:46+00:00

Anyone who meets the experience, education, and testing requirements can earn the CDFM certification, regardless of employment status.

Where can I get a Verification of Financial Management Experience (VFME) form?2019-02-12T22:47:07+00:00

The VFME form can be downloaded here.

What are the experience requirements for the CDFM?2019-04-17T20:56:50+00:00

Candidates with an associate degree or higher need 2 years of defense-related financial management or 4 years of Federal Government-related financial management. Candidates whose highest level of formal education is a high school diploma or equivalent need 3 years of defense-related financial management.

What do I need to do to earn CDFM certification?2018-07-23T20:50:00+00:00

In order to earn Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) certification, a candidate must enroll in the CDFM Program; pass CDFM Modules 1, 2, and 3; have at least a high school diploma (or equivalent); and submit a qualifying Verification of Financial Management Experience (VFME) form.

Where is the list of CDFMs?2019-02-12T22:45:33+00:00

You can view the list of CDFMs in Active or Retired Status here.

What can I use for CPEs?2019-04-17T23:05:24+00:00

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 document on the CDFM Policy page here.

Do I need to submit CPEs when I recertify?2019-04-17T23:06:46+00:00

It is not necessary to submit CPEs when recertifying; however, a small percentage of recertifications are randomly selected for CPE audit, so we recommend that you keep an electronic copy of your CPEs on hand. ASMC will contact you and request your CPE records if you are chosen for audit.

Is there a study guide or practice questions available for each of the CDFM modules?2019-02-12T22:27:35+00:00

All candidates should become thoroughly familiar with the information in the CDFM Candidate Handbook, which can be obtained here. The Handbook contains exam blueprints and other information that is critical when preparing for the exams. Additionally, review our “Prepare for the Examinations” page for more information. We do not have practice questions at this time.

Currently, the most comprehensive study resource for preparing for the Module 1-3 exams is the textbook used in our Enhanced Defense Financial Training Courses (EDFMTCs) and CDFM Refresher Courses. The EDFMTC textbook can be purchased for self study here.

The textbook used in the Module 4 Acquisition Business Management Course can be purchased here.