Study and Prepare for the CGMS Exam

NGMA encourages candidates to prepare for the exam by:

  • Using resources such as those listed in Appendix A of the CGMS Candidate Handbook.
  • Looking for a study group or partner, connecting with a mentor or searching exam preparation tips and best practices in the CGMS Discussion area of the NGMA Community Forum.
  • Taking NGMA's GMBoK Training. The training is a good starting point in preparing for the CGMS exam, as it covers the full lifecycle of grants management. Note: GMBoK Training is not a CGMS exam prep course.

Additional preparation tips:

  • Read and know 2 CFR 200.
  • Take the CGMS Practice Test.
  • Remember: Even experienced grant professionals need to study for the exam!

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