Enhanced Defense Financial Management Training Course (EDFMTC)
DFAS personnel can take advantage of EDFMT courses hosted at the DFAS sites. The most recent DFAS Cleveland-hosted EDFMT course was held May 13-17, 2019. FY20 course dates are to be determined.
This course prepares potential CDFM candidates for the CDFM module 1-3 exams. Once a course is posted, it will fill up quickly!
Once course dates are announced, DFAS employees can register via this link: https://www.atrrs.army.mil/edfmt/. Once a DFAS employee submits an application, the DFAS Learning & Development Division (LDD) reserves their seat in the class.
NOTE: If you've taken an EDFMT course before, you will not be allowed to take the training a second time. There is a system hard stop and it will not let LDD reserve a seat.
If Military personnel located at a DFAS location wish to take the course, they must go through their corresponding Service POC.
The Enhanced Defense Financial Management Training Course (EDFMTC) is a five-day, intensive financial management review course taught in three modules. The course is provided by the Department of Defense and is licensed and copyrighted by the American Society of Military Comptrollers. The course is offered at a variety of locations (including overseas locations) throughout the year to make it easier for personnel to attend and to hold down travel expenses.
The training is provided for a variety of reasons. First, the departmental leadership is interested improving the overall technical and managerial capabilities of the financial management work force. Secondly, the program is designed to broaden the perspective of each financial manager by introducing them to areas of expertise outside their daily responsibilities. Finally, the course assists in preparation for a stringent examination, the Certified Defense Financial Manger. However, the course is only partial preparation and you should undertake a considerable amount of additional study prior to registering for the CDFM examination.
While presented in an “overview” format, the material covered in the course varies in intensity from the intermediate level to the advanced level. There are no prerequisites established by the ASMC for this course, only your selection by the Department of Defense to attend. The course is delivered in a classroom setting with two instructors and a maximum of 32 students (”group-live”). On completion of the course you will be awarded up to 40 continuing professional education hours, depending on your attendance.
The EDFMTC has been established as college-level instruction by the American Council on Education (ACE) and has a 3 credit hour recommendation at the lower-level baccalaureate degree category for students who earn a C or higher in the course. For upper-level baccalaureate credit, a written paper must be submitted in addition to completing the course with a B or higher for consideration of 3 credit hours.
Please note that although the American Council on Education has provided this recommendation, the final decision on whether to accept the recommendation and grant college credit lies with the registrar or the appropriate dean or department head at each college or university. View more information on how to get college credit.
Course Alignment to DoD FM Certification
For a summary of the ASMC training courses that align to the FM Certification, please click on the image below.