Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP)
The Certified Government Auditing Professional® (CGAP®) certification program is designed especially for auditors working in the public sector at all levels — federal/national, state/provincial, local, quasi-governmental, or crown authority — and is an excellent professional credential that prepares you for the many challenges you face in this demanding environment.
The CGAP exam is offered in the following languages: Chinese (unsimplified), English, Estonian*, Polish, Spanish, and Turkish.
*Estonian language only offered in Estonia.
Make CGAP be Your Key to Opportunity
Whether you are seeking a promotion, exploring a position outside your organization, or simply pursuing professional development opportunities to help you tackle increasingly complex responsibilities while preparing for future challenges, an IIA certification can:
- Increase your earning potential by up to 30 percent.*
- Help you gain credibility and respect in the field.
- Enhance your skills and knowledge.
- Demonstrate your commitment to the profession.
*According to The IIA’s 2014 Internal Audit Compensation Study, the average salary of internal auditors who hold one or more certifications is 30 percent higher than that of peers with no certifications (based on U.S. responses).
The CGAP exam is available through computer-based testing, allowing you to test year-round at more than 500 locations worldwide. Candidates are able to sit for exams at any IIA-authorized Pearson VUE testing center worldwide, regardless of whether the testing center is located in your hometown or country. To locate the testing centers nearest you, visit the Pearson VUE website. You must apply and register in The IIA's Certification Candidate Management System (CCMS) prior to scheduling an exam.
ACGA – The Premier Resource for Public Sector Auditors
Public sector auditors have unique needs. From budget constraints to political and public pressures, government auditors face a variety of challenges every day. To help government auditors overcome those challenges, The IIA’s American Center for Government Auditing (ACGA) provides timely and relevant resources including:
- Guidance and Resources
- Networking Opportunities
- Thought Leadership and Research
- Training and Career Development
Six Steps to Certification
If you need help getting started, refer to the six steps to certification an internal auditor should review when making the decision to become certified in the profession.
Access CCMS and visit the Complete a Form section to begin the CGAP application process.