The American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC) offers the Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) educational program and certification designation to those persons desiring to demonstrate proficiency in the core aspects of defense financial management.
The DoD Authorization Act FY2012 signed by President Obama empowers the Secretary of Defense to “… prescribe professional certification and credential standards” for the defense financial management community. The CDFM is one of the DoD-approved Test-Based Certifications recommended for Certification Levels 2 and 3 of the DoD FM Certification Program.
Modules 1, 2, and 3 of the CDFM examination cover a broad spectrum of financial management in 12 core competencies. Module 4, which is optional, covers 10 competencies with a focus on acquisition. ASMC anticipates that most members of the workforce will need to prepare in order to pass all modules.