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CDFM Reception

All active and retired CDFMs and CDFM-As are invited to join us on Wednesday, May 29, from 6:30-8:00PM at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown. A complimentary beverage of your choice, light appetizers, music, and a small gift of appreciation will be available for attendees.

Registration for this special event is not required but encouraged. You can confirm your attendance for the CDFM Reception when registering for PDI. If you have already registered for PDI and would like to add the reception to your itinerary, please contact registration support at ASMC@eventpowersupport.com.

Many thanks to IBM for sponsoring our popular CDFM Reception! Be sure to visit them at Booth 226 in the exhibitor hall.

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CDFM Exams 

We are thrilled to share exciting updates on how we are enhancing the CDFM exam experience at PDI. Our goal is to provide attendees with more flexibility and convenience when it comes to testing. As such, we have decided not to offer testing at the event itself, given the availability of 24/7 remote proctored testing for candidates. This solution (OnVUE testing) allows candidates to take their exams from their hotel room, home, or office using their own laptop. Here are the key benefits: 

  • Convenience: OnVUE testing empowers candidates to choose when and where they take their exams, accommodating diverse schedules and preferences. 
  • Flexibility: Candidates can seamlessly integrate exam-taking into their daily routines without the constraints of event schedules. 
  • Comfort: The shift away from on-site testing ensures candidates can focus on their exams in a comfortable and familiar environment, contributing to improved performance. 

For those who prefer a traditional test center, exams can still be scheduled at the nearest Pearson VUE test center and on military bases worldwide.  

We believe this testing logistics shift will elevate the overall experience for CDFM exam candidates, providing them with greater flexibility and comfort while maintaining the integrity of the examination process.  

Note: You must be actively enrolled in the CDFM Program at the time of testing. If you are unsure of your enrollment status, log into your ASMC account and click on “Update Profile.” 

If you have questions, contact us at certification@asmconline.org or (703) 549-0360 option 2. 


Let us know how we can help you by using the options below or call ASMC at (703) 549-0360. 

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Event Details


May 29-31, 2024
Phoenix Convention Center Phoenix, AZ

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CDFM Certification


The premier test-based certification in defense financial management—the CDFM—has been awarded by ASMC to more than 14,000 professionals. The Certified Defense Financial Manager credential is the sign of distinction that sets you apart from your peers.

OUSD-C now accepts the CDFM as an alternative to DFMCP certification. 

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CDFM Recognition at PDI

CDFM name badge ribbons and pins for active and retired CDFMs and CDFM-A will be available and will set you apart from your peers while at PDI.


Reinstate Your CDFM

If your certification has lapsed and you would like to be reinstated before PDI, contact us. Reinstatement does not require retesting. Attendance to the CDFM Reception is limited to those who have Active or Certified Retired CDFM or CDFM-A certification.