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 financial management community. The CDFM is one of the professional certification programs recognized by the DoD.
While most candidates in the CDFM program are civilian or military/reserve members of the Department of Defense, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps or employees of defense contractors or suppliers, the CDFM program is open to all candidates who have a high school diploma (or equivalent) and meet the following work experience qualifications:
Have the required number of years of defense-related financial management experience outlined below:
Do not have defense-related financial management experience, but can meet the following criteria outlined below:
There are three steps involved with earning your CDFM: