The Compensation and Benefits exam for the CPFO program covers all retirement, benefits, and payroll policies and processes recommended for local governments. The exam will cover best practices in plan design and fiduciary responsibilities.
Compensation and Benefits Outline
GFOA recommends that CPFO candidate review the following materials to prepare for the exam.
GFOA Best Practices
GFOA best practices are developed by GFOA's Committee on Retirements and Benefits Administration Committee and represent the organization's recommended practices in common areas related to compensation and benefits.
GFOA offers the following training seminars that will help prepare for the planning and budget exam:
- Pension Risk Management
- Pension Overview
- Health Care Overview
- Hiring and HR Practices in the Public Sector
- OPEB Overview
- Understanding Payroll and Benefits for Employees
View GFOA's Events Calendar
Additional Web Resources
As the exam development process progresses for the seven new CPFO exams, some materials may be added to this reading list. Please check back regularly for updates to this document until the new exams are launched.
Last updated June 1, 2021