Why Become Certified?

The CGMS credential indicates that you have the required knowledge of all of the requirements of federal grants…as well as keeping up with continuing professional education!

The credential indicates that you are literally up to speed with the latest and greatest as an expert in your field. State and federal agencies are considering requiring grantees to employee at least one staff member with a grant credential or certification. This means that earning the CGMS credential could establish job security and increased compensation. That’s a win!

Over 200 people have acquired the CGMS designation. Make sure you are one of them and stand out among other grant professionals!


“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 Cephus, CGMS