Following a review of the Government of Canada Financial Management Certificate Program, it has been decided that the certificate program will no longer be offered. As of April 1, 2012, new participants are no longer being accepted into the program.
Over the last 5 years the number of enrolments and graduates has declined. This is due in part to the increase in professional certification opportunities as well as changing demographics and increased university graduates in the field of financial studies. The decision not to proceed with this program is based on these changes.
If you are currently enrolled in the Government of Canada Financial Management Certificate Program, or you have remaining courses in your plan, you must complete them before December 31, 2013, in order to receive credit.
No new requests for course equivalencies will be accepted; only course equivalencies currently recognized by the School will be authorized.
Individuals wishing to pursue their professional development in the FI occupational group may do so through any recognized Canadian post-secondary institution that offers programs specializing in accounting, business administration, finance, commerce and economics. Interested individuals can refer to the FI Qualification Standard for the minimum education requirement for FI-01 and FI-02 and above level positions (http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/gui/squn01-eng.asp#FI External link.
If you receive any questions about the certificate, please forward them to Dominique St‑Amour at email@example.com.
The Government of Canada Financial Management Certificate is a professional development program managed by the Canada School of Public Service on behalf of the Public Service Commission and the Treasury Board Secretariat. It is a formal program of study to obtain the specialized education needed to be considered for appointment to Financial Administration (FI) entry-level positions.