Fundamentals Virtual Forum FAQs

Please view our list of frequently asked questions below.

GFOA's Fundamentals Virtual Forum is a training opportunity is designed for new government finance staff who are either starting their career journey or transitioning to public finance from the  private sector.

Seven of the ten virtual forum sessions will be based on topic areas from GFOA's Certified Public Finance Officers (CPFO) program, which is recognized throughout the industry as a major foundational component in the success of future leaders in government finance.

The Fundamentals Virtual Forum will be held July 11-15, with two sessions each day, as well as a kick off session on Monday, July 11.

Click here to view the schedule of sessions.

The member rate is $149.00 and the non-member rate is $249.00.

Yes. Anyone who attends GFOA's 116th Annual Conference will receive a 25 percent discount code to use for themselves and members of their staff. This discount is available to register for the virtual forum, not the Annual Conference.

Unfortunately, registrants can only apply one discount code for each registration.

No. While this forum uses content areas from GFOA's Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) program, it is separate.

You can earn a maximum of 15 CPE credits for attending the virtual forum. CPE credits vary depending on the session.

The sessions will provide an overview of some topics covered on the CPFO exams, but they will not provide a comprehensive review of all of the CPFO exam topic areas.

Visit this page for more details about the CPFO exam topic areas and the recommended readings and seminars to prepare for the exams. Contact us at with questions about enrolling in the CPFO program.

The forum will be held on the CommPartners Media Center. Information on how to access the forum will be provided to registrants via email.


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