Certification Opportunities at PDI
Note: Pre-conference courses can be attended without full conference registration

All of the CDFM pre-PDI mini-courses offered on Monday and Tuesday are aligned to the DoD FM Certification Program competencies and associated proficiency levels. By completing these courses you will gain additional knowledge, earn CPE credits, and fulfill hours toward your DoD FM Certification requirements.


Pre-Conference CDFM Training Mini-Courses

Intense coverage of Modules 1, 2, and 3 of the Enhanced Defense Financial Management Training Course (EDFMTC) will be held on Monday and Tuesday, May 25 & 26. Each 1-day mini-course will have a highly qualified instructor with extensive experience teaching the 5-day EDFMTC. These sessions are intended for those who: (1) are enrolled in the CDFM Program, (2) have completed a significant amount of exam preparation, and (3) wish to “top off” their knowledge prior to taking the exam at the PDI. Each one of the modules will be offered on Monday and Tuesday. Only one of the modules may be chosen on a given day. You will be in control when it comes to deciding which modules to attend. Separate registration for these pre-conference sessions is required and will cost an additional fee of $250 per module. You must have a copy of the 2013 textbook to participate. Textbooks can be purchased beforehand and brought to the PDI (recommended), or can be purchased at the PDI.

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Pre-Conference CDFM-A Training Mini-Course

The Module 4 Acquisition Business Management 2-day course will be offered on Monday and Tuesday, May 25 & 26. The course covers major weapons systems acquisition from the Program Manager’s perspective and is taught by a highly experienced instructor. This two-day event is intended for individuals interested in learning more about the Acquisition Process, who are enrolled in the CDFM Program (whether they already hold the certification or not) and have elected to pursue the designation CDFM-A (CDFM with Acquisition Specialty). Separate registration for this pre-conference event is required and will cost $475.

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All courses begin at 0800 hours and end at 1700 hours.

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Federal Appropriations Law Course (Fiscal Law)

We will offer the Purpose Code Overview Course (Monday and Tuesday, May 25 & 26) at PDI. This course is a comprehensive review of Chapter 4, Volume 1 GAO Redbook “Availability of Appropriations Purpose”. Separate registration for this pre-conference event is required and will cost $475.

All courses begin at 0800 hours and end at 1700 hours.

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Make CDFM Testing Reservations at PDI 2015!

May 26 – May 29

ASMC will hold testing sessions Tuesday through Friday, May 26 – 29, 2015. Any of the 4 CDFM module exams can be taken and exams can be taken in any order. Space may be limited, so please sign up early. (We encourage you to test on Tuesday or Wednesday, if possible, as past experience shows that Thursday and Friday exam slots are usually 100% subscribed and not available for “last minute” scheduling.)

Select only the number of testing slots you need for the number of exams you plan to take. Please be courteous to your peers and only reserve test slots that you are committed to utilize.

2015 PDI Testing Session Schedule

8:30-10:30am 8:30-10:30am 8:30-10:30am 8:30-10:30am
10:30am-12:30pm 10:30am-12:30pm 10:30am-12:30pm 10:30am-12:30pm
1:30-3:30pm 1:30-3:30pm 1:30-3:30pm 1:30-3:30pm
3:30-5:30pm 3:30-5:30pm 3:30-5:30pm No Testing

Do not attempt to purchase your CDFM exams now. After reserving a testing session, you will receive emailed instructions for the special purchase procedures.

All CDFM examinations at the PDI require special authorization and purchase procedures. All individuals wishing to sit for an exam ($99 each) must be actively enrolled in the CDFM Program.

To check your enrollment status, log on to your ASMC account and click on “Update Profile” to check your “Enrollment Expires” date. If there is no date showing or if your enrollment has expired, please enroll or extend your enrollment in the CDFM Program by clicking on CDFM Enrollment on the left side of the screen. Note: If you are currently or were previously CDFM certified, please contact the Certification Department for enrollment instructions.

PDI testing reservations can be made or changed by logging in to your PDI registration account and clicking on “Reserve a CDFM Testing Session”.

If you wish to test at PDI in New Orleans but will not be a registered attendee, please call Registration Headquarters at (702) 798-8376 for assistance.

If you experience any difficulties or have questions, please email certification@asmconline.org or call 703-549-0360 and ask for a staff member in the Certification Department.

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Your PDI registration will reflect your status as a CDFM and/or CDFM-A. Those individuals who achieve certification status after the date the conference badges are printed will need to check in with the CDFM staff at the PDI. CDFM and CDFM-A ribbons for your conference badge will be available beginning Wednesday morning at the registration booth.

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