COA Program - Retrieve Your Award Documents

Certificate award documents are now delivered through our Awards Management System (AMS) rather than by email or regular mail. The person designated as your government’s contact in the AMS will receive an email from when your results are ready. Please be sure to whitelist this email address to ensure you receive this email. This email will include a link to your award documents. You can log in to download, print and reprint your award documents at any time.

To retrieve your award documents:

  1. Go to or click the "Retrieve your Award Documents" button below.
  2. Enter your organization’s GFOA ID number as the username. You can find this number on the comments document that you received with last year’s award packet
  3. If you don’t remember your password, click "forgot password" to receive a password reset link. The password reset email will be sent to the individual who registered your government in the AMS.
  4. After you log in, you will see a folder called Entity. Click through the options there and you’ll see a folder for your organization with the award documents. You can download or print them at any time.