Study and Prepare for the CGMS Exam

NGMA encourages candidates to prepare for the exam by using resources such as those listed in Appendix A of the CGMS Candidate Handbook.

Look for a study partner in the CGMS Study Group or connect with a mentor in the CGMS Mentors Group in the NGMA Community.

Taking NGMA's GMBoK Training is a good starting point in preparing for the CGMS exam, as it covers the full lifecycle of grants management.          *Note: GMBoK Training is not a CGMS exam prep course.

Additional preparation tips:

  • Read and know 2 CFR 200.
  • Take the CGMS Practice Test.
  • Remember: Even experienced grant professionals need to study for the exam!

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