Press Release

AGA extends computer-based-testing agreement with Pearson VUE

BLOOMINGTON, MN, March 15, 2017 – AGA has chosen to extend its multi-year, computer-based testing agreement with Pearson VUE.

The new agreement means Pearson VUE — which began working with AGA in 2009 — will continue to deliver the Certified Government Financial Manager® (CGFM®) certification exams at its network of Pearson Professional Centers across the U.S.

AGA is the member organization for government financial management professionals and is committed to increasing government accountability and transparency.

AGA also announced it will be utilizing Acclaim — the leading digital professional recognition platform backed by Pearson, the world’s leading learning company — to issue digital badges for holders of its CGFM certification.

Digital badges have emerged as the new standard for displaying achievements online and Acclaim is a leader of badge issuing for professional recognition. Metadata attached to Acclaim badges display the certification holder’s name, the credential achieved and validates that AGA issued the badge. This means individuals and organizations viewing an Acclaim badge can trust the information presented, while making it easy for candidates to seamlessly share their AGA credential online with employers and industry peers. In addition, candidates can utilize Acclaim’s labor-market insights to explore career opportunities related to the skills and competencies demonstrated by the CGFM designation.

“We have had a longstanding relationship with Pearson VUE and it is good news for our candidates — who rely on the consistent testing experience and level of security afforded by Pearson Professional Centers — that this partnership will continue,” said Katya Silver, director of professional certification at AGA.

Bob Whelan, president of Pearson Assessments, said: “The extension of our agreement with AGA, along with the addition of Acclaim digital badges, gives us further opportunities to improve the assessment and credential-sharing experience for government financial management professionals across the U.S.”

About AGA
AGA is the member organization for government financial management professionals. We lead and encourage change that benefits our field and all citizens. Our training events, professional certification, publications and ongoing education help members build their skills and advance their careers. Learn more at

Our members work in government financial management across sectors and worldwide, working to increase government financial performance and accountability. They educate themselves via training events to ensure they are always up to date on the most relevant news and information, and boost their credentials via certification.

About Acclaim
Acclaim is a world-class professional digital recognition platform backed by Pearson, the world’s learning company. Using digital badging technology, we help individuals move forward in their careers through managing, sharing and verifying professional achievements that directly connect to career opportunities across the world. For more, visit

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