The Municipal Finance Officer Certification and Education Act of 2007 (TCA 6-56-400
et al) (the Act) requires municipalities to have a chief financial officer, who
is either a Certified Municipal Finance Officer (CMFO), or an individual who is
exempt from the educational requirements leading to the CMFO designation.
The Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) administers the educational
program and testing to achieve the CMFO designation. The Act designates the Comptroller’s
Office as the certification authority.
All questions you have regarding class schedules, registration, space availability,
etc. should be directed to your municipality’s
MTAS Management or Finance Consultant. Call MTAS at 865-974-0411 to get
assistance in contacting your consultant.
If your municipality has not completed a Designee Form, or if the designee has changed,
please have the mayor and city recorder (or equivalents) sign into their CARS (Contract
and Reporting System) accounts and complete an on-line designation form. This on-line
form should be completed and submitted as soon as possible to ensure that the municipality
remains in compliance with the requirements of the Act.