May 2012 is CDFM Month!
We're excited to announce that Gov. Bob McDonnell (R, VA) has proclaimed
May to be Certified Defense Financial Manager month in the State of
Click the proclamation to the right to read it.
Reimbursement for CDFM examination costs is no longer available from the ASMC Washington Chapter.
For civilians, the 2002 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) provided authority for Services/agencies to use appropriated funds to reimburse civilian employees for expenses to obtain professional credentials, including expenses for professional certification. Each Service has promulgated implementing instructions.
For military, the Veterans Administration recognized the ASMC's CDFM examination as eligible for VA benefits to reimburse military members with an effective date of December 15, 2001, retroactive to that date. Additional information on reimbursement through the VA is available from the ASMC Headquarters home page.
Washington Chapter CDFM Program Manager:
How to Get Into a Training Session
Please contact your Component POC (see below) for more information.
Points of Contact for Different Organizations
The ASMC National Headquarters has been made aware of a software product titled, "Certified Defense Financial Manager Test Preparation" which is being marketed to chapters. This product is not endorsed by the National Headquarters.
The field of Defense financial management is extremely broad, covering a multiplicity of disciplines and requiring the practitioner to be both skilled and familiar with many areas. The Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) examination, sponsored by the American Society for Military Comptrollers (ASMC) and supported by the Department of Defense (DoD), will sample the knowledge of the practitioner in twelve core competencies.
The Certified Defense Financial Manager examination consists of three separate modules. Each candidate will be required to achieve a passing score on all three. Each module will contain approximately 80 multiple-choice questions and will require approximately two hours to complete. The modules may all be taken in one day or may be taken one at a time, over a given time period. We recommend that you use the latter (one module at a time). If you take each module following a period of concentrated study, the candidate will have the best chance of success.
See the CDFM Certification website for examination information.
American Council on Education (ACE) completed their evaluation of the Enhanced Defense Financial Management Training Course and conducted their outbriefing on Tuesday October 30th, 2001.
ACE will recommend that colleges and universities award three (3) upper level undergraduate credits for the course. In addition they provided a conditional recommendation that three graduate credits be awarded with the addition of a research paper to be turned in 90 days after completion of the course.
This page last updated:
July 13, 2014