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Comptroller’s Office Suspends Continuing Education Requirements

Suspension affects finance officers in cities and counties
Monday, April 27, 2020 | 10:00am

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has made the decision to suspend Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirements for its Certified Municipal Finance Officer (CMFO) and Certified County Finance Officer (CCFO) programs.

This impacts approximately 850 people who serve as finance professionals in Tennessee’s cities and counties. Each of these individuals is required to obtain CPE hours each year in order to maintain their certification. CMFOs must receive 24 hours, and CCFOs must have 16 hours per year.

The Comptroller’s Office has suspended these requirements for the reporting cycle ending December 31, 2020. The waiver only applies to the reporting year 2020.

The decision was made after the cancellation of numerous events and educational opportunities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Comptroller’s Office still encourages CMFOs and CCFOs to continue their professional growth by attending webinars and other virtual online events.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many aspects of our lives,” said Comptroller Justin P. Wilson. “While its vital that we maintain our health, it’s also important that our public finance professionals are educated and well-prepared. To that end, we will be offering 16 hours of online CPE at no cost to any CMFO or CCFO in the fall of 2020.”

The Comptroller’s Office will provide more information about these webinars as it becomes available.

If you suspect fraud, waste or abuse of public money in Tennessee, call the Comptroller’s toll-free hotline at 800.232.5454, or file a report online at: Follow us on twitter: @TNCOT

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