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.

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“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
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