Certified Defense

Financial Manager


Benefits of Certification


  • Demonstrate your proficiency in a number of DoD financial management topics

  • Distinguish yourself by earning one of the DoD-recognized professional certifications


Before the Exams


  • Must meet eligibility requirements:

    • Adhere to the ASMC Pledge of Professionalism

    • Meet one of the following education and experience requirements:

      • 2 years of defense finance related experience with an Associate's Degree or higher

      • 3 years of defense finance related experience with no college degree; high school diploma or equivalent required

      • 4 years of federal finance related experience with an Associate's Degree or higher

  • Enroll in the program - your enrollment is valid for 2 years, during which time you must successfully pass all three module exams


Exam Prep



After the Exams



Local CDFM Program Goals


  • Provide Land of Lincoln Chapter members with training specifically designed to prepare them for CDFM exams.

    • Find out more about our high impact Rapid Review (R2) course on the Training webpage.

  • Help members navigate the certification process by answering questions about enrollment, testing, and reimbursement.

  • Realize an increase of 4 new certified members in our Chapter during the 2017 - 2018 board year.

    • Claim your $100 incentive by earning your certification!  Find more information below.

Certification Incentive

The first four Land of Lincoln Chapter members to earn their CDFM certification this board year (1 Jul 17 - 30 Jun 18) will earn a $100 incentive!  Once your certification has been awarded by National, provide proof of certification to your Organizational Vice President or any Executive Officer to claim your reward.  Individuals will be recognized at one of our monthly Membership Meeting Luncheons, where they will also receive the coveted CDFM lapel pin.
***All CDFM Incentive Awards have been claimed for the 2017 - 2018 board year!***

2015 - 2016 CDFM Committee


Mr. Aaron Parker, Chair (aaron.f.parker.civ@mail.mil)

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