The Certified Grants Management Specialist (CGMS) was developed by NGMA to provide an industry credential elevating professional standards, enhancing individual performance, and designating professionals who demonstrate the knowledge essential to the practice of grants management.  Having the CGMS credential confers formal recognition of professional competency in the full lifecycle of grants management.

The Grants Management Body of Knowledge (GMBoK) Guide is a foundational resource for all grants management professionals.

Produced and prepared by the National Grants Management Association (NGMA) and Kforce Government Solutions, Inc. (KGS), the Grants Management Body of Knowledge (GMBoK) Guide is designed to provide grants management professionals with a comprehensive resource to help navigate the field of grants management.


  CGMS Resources  
Candidate Handbook   CPE Tracking Form
Frequently Asked Questions   Code of Ethics


“During previous NGMA conferences, grant professionals spoke highly about the opportunity, which inspired me to grow in my profession and obtain the certification when the new exam became available…. It is my hope that having knowledge of the federal regulations will allow me to be a better resource for the grants department and the district as a whole.” (Pasadena ISD’s Stewart earns prestigious grant certification)

- Rikitra Stewart, CGMS