Membership Benefits

Continuing Professional Education and Networking Opportunities

Tap into AGA’s network of 15,000 government accountability professionals. Through NASBA-certified conferences, classroom courses, training events, and online self-study, AGA and its chapter network deliver thousands of inexpensive continuing professional education hours each year.

Local AGA chapters put you in contact with other government accountability professionals in your area. You'll get the chance to participate in social events, business meetings and educational seminars with other professionals who understand your concerns. Your AGA membership means you're part of a tremendous nationwide network.

Professional Development Conference & Exposition (PDC)

Held each year in June or July, the PDC attracts more than 1,200 top-level government accountability professionals to discuss the latest information and research. Earn up to 32 continuing professional education (CPE) hours, to put toward maintaining certifications and licenses.

National Leadership Conference (NLC)

Held annually in February, this two-day conference brings together more than 450 leaders from the executive and legislative branches of federal, state and local governments. Earn up to 14 CPE hours.

Keep Up-to-Date on Current Issues

In today's busy society, everyone knows it is harder than ever to keep up with the latest issues...know who's doing what...and how. One way you can have regular access to the latest information--and build your professional network at the same time--is by attending AGA seminars, conferences, and local chapter events. It is the best opportunity you have to keep on keeping up...and as a member, you're assured of hearing about all of the conferences and meetings well in advance.

Another way is by receiving AGA publications, which are all easily accessible to members. AGA Today is a biweekly html formatted e-news briefing, virtually a clearinghouse for current issues and newsy items. This is emailed right to your desktop!

The Journal of Government Financial Management provides quarterly in-depth coverage of topics important to the profession. This includes news of current research, impending legislation, methodology innovations and other challenges. The Journal is mailed to members, but you can also access the current and past issues online.

The Government Financial Management TOPICS e-newsletter provides regular coverage of Association activities, both at the national and chapter levels.

Keep Abreast of the Latest Technologies and Financial Systems

Everywhere we turn, technology is impacting our lives. Whether we’re online buying a gift, making vacation plans or keeping in contact with friends and relatives, technology and the Internet are key to how we get things done in today’s fast-paced environment.

Turn to AGA Corporate Partner organizations to keep up with the latest and greatest in technology and software applications. Private-sector organizations bring a wealth of intellectual property and industry viewpoints to AGA members. White Papers and Surveys give members a better understanding of how technology can be applied toward solving everyday business problems and issues.

Professional Guidance and Certification

AGA sets very high standards for its membership, as outlined in its Code of Ethics. The Association believes that is members first and foremost serve the public interest in accordance with the highest ethical principles. The code creates an expectation that the Association’s members will do the right thing in any given situation – that they will Lead by Example.

Earn the recognition you deserve. You've put a lot of hard work into getting where you are today. Enhance your credentials as a government financial manager by choosing to have your unique skills and knowledge recognized through professional certification in AGA's Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) designation.

Committee Involvement and Awards/Scholarships

Hone your leadership skills. More than 300 members participate annually in a wide range of committee activities such as: developing special reports and publications; recognizing outstanding member and chapter contributions; planning conferences; and commenting on legislation.

Each year, AGA presents awards to accountability professionals who exemplify and promote excellence in federal, state or local government financial management.