Federal Financial Management

Program Overview

Our Federal Financial Management Certificate Program (FFMCP) is a recognized, comprehensive process for professional development designed to enhance and accelerate career growth for accountants, auditors, budget analysts, and financial managers.

Please click on the tracks below to view core and elective courses for each track.



We are here to help you build the program that best meets your needs. Email your Certificate Program Administrator or call 888.545.8571 for more information.

Q. Where can I find course descriptions, schedules, and pricing?
Course descriptions, schedules, and pricing for our Federal financial management curriculum are all available here on our website, or call 888.545.8571.

Q. Do courses have to be taken in a specific sequence to receive FFMCP credit?
No, but most students find that completing the core course requirements first helps them better understand the elective course material.

Q. Where can I find information about "Skills for Professional Growth" courses?
"Skills for Professional Growth" courses address professional disciplines outside of Federal financial management that are crucial to managing financial programs and activities. A full listing of applicable courses is available on the FFMCP website located here.

Q. May I transfer from one FFMCP track to another?
Yes, but you must complete all the requirements of your newly chosen FFMCP track within three years of the first day of the first course you take for credit. Notify your Certificate Program Administrator of your desire to transfer to a new track to ensure your course work is applied to the appropriate track.

Q. May I receive FFMCP credit for Management Concepts courses that I attended prior to registering for the certificate program?
Yes, provided that the courses are approved FFMCP courses, were taken within the three-year period allowed by the certificate program, and you fully attended the courses and passed the course examinations. If you haven’t taken the course exams, you may schedule them through your Certificate Program Administrator.

Q. If I attend an onsite Management Concepts course hosted by my organization, will I receive FFMCP credit?
Yes, if the course is included in your track, was conducted in its entirety, and you fully attended the course, and passed the course examination. If you attended an abbreviated version of the course, you must submit a letter of request to the Certificate Program Board and receive approval. For more information, please email your Certificate Program Administrator or call 888.545.8571.

Q. May I transfer courses taken elsewhere to my FFMCP curriculum?
Management Concepts will consider each request on a case-by-case basis. Requests to transfer or substitute courses must be submitted in writing to the Certificate Program Board. Transfer credit will be accepted for one course only. You will need to provide the certificate of completion, course syllabus and learning objectives, table of contents from the course text, number of CPE credits earned, and name of the institution. If the Board approves the course transfer, you will be required to pass the course examination. For more information, please email your Certificate Program Administrator or call 888.545.8571.


  1. Choose the Certificate Program and/or Track (as applicable)

  2. Enroll in the program
    Submit your Letter of Intent online, by fax: 703.790.1371, or by mail
    Attn: Certificate Programs Office
    Management Concepts
    8230 Leesburg Pike
    Tysons Corner, VA 22182

  3. Submitting this form enrolls you in the program but does not obligate you to take any courses.

  4. Select and Register in the related courses
    Register online or call our Customer Service Department at 888.545.8571.

  5. Complete the program requirements
    See Additional Information section on individual program pages for full details.

  6. Graduate and receive your Certificate!
    To learn more about this Certificate Program, call 888.545.8571.

Management Concepts Certificate Programs are designed to help you develop the comprehensive knowledge and skills needed for highly competent performance and long-term success in your field. Our courses also may be used to meet requirements of other certifying bodies.

We offer more than 14 certificate programs and specialty tracks to suit your training and professional development needs. Choose the certificate program that best meets your professional needs:

  1. Career Enhancement
    Earning a Management Concepts certificate in your area of expertise demonstrates your ongoing commitment to, and investment in, your professional development and the success of your organization— a dedication and motivation greatly valued by high-performing organizations.

  2. Well-Rounded Curriculum
    Your job performance is reviewed for specific achievements, but also for overall skillsets and experience. Our certificate programs offer a blend of courses to develop those competencies, and provide experience through hands-on practice with real-world challenges.

  3. Personalized Programs
    Your job demands a unique set of skills. Our certificate programs offer a wide variety of elective courses, making it easy to match your curriculum to your specific requirements, interests, and goals. We provide guidance to help you develop a curriculum structured around your needs.

  4. Immediate Application
    Advanced instructional design techniques incorporate discussions, assessments, case studies, group exercises, and practical learning activities - enabling you to apply what you learn in class directly to your work environment.

  5. Current Topics and Comprehensive Materials
    Course topics and materials are continuously updated to reflect changes in the workplace and the latest industry best practices. Our course manuals serve as both in-class guides and post-course references.

  6. Dynamic Instructors
    The selection process for our facilitators is rigorous. They’re chosen for their subject matter expertise, as well as their engaging presentation skills and relevant real-world experience. As part of the Management Concepts team, they are dedicated to answering your questions and helping you achieve your career goals.

  7. Professional Recognition
    Upon completion, you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement that signifies your knowledge and proficiency with requirements, procedures, and best practices in your subject area. This new level of accomplishment places you in an excellent position to advance your career.

  8. Peer Network
    As you complete your certificate program courses, you’ll meet and learn from other professionals in your field — people with similar career challenges and goals.

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