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CPFO Candidate Guide

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The Certified Public Finance Officers (CPFO) program is designed to prepare individuals for leadership positions in state and local governments by enhancing fundamental skills and increasing knowledge of best practices and standards in public finance. Individuals will be equipped to participate in decision-making efforts related to their government and community and lead projects and professionals in a substantive and significant manner. Download the guide below. You can also watch a video about the program by clicking here.


  • Publication date: May 2022
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