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.

CGMS Resources

Candidate Handbook
Frequently Asked Questions
Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits Guidance
CPE Tracking Form
Code of Ethics

Who has a CGMS?

NGMA warmly congratulates all of those who received the CGMS credential and celebrates their commitment to professional excellence in the field of grants management. Click here to see the list of current CGMS credential holders.


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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
PLEASE NOTE: Members watching webcasts towards continuing education for the CGMS renewal may purchase CPEs at $25 per CPE after noting the webcast code.
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