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CGAP

Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP)

Demonstrate Your Government Knowledge and Expertise

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.

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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 40 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 2015 Internal Audit Compensation Study, the average salary of internal auditors who hold one or more certifications is 35 percent higher than that of peers with no certifications (based on U.S. responses).

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:

  • ACGAIndustry News
  • Guidance and Resources
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Thought Leadership and Research
  • Training and Career Development

Coming Soon! Canadian Public Sector Audit Center

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.

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Access CCMS and visit the Complete a Form section to begin the CGAP application process.

IMPORTANT! CCMS users go here to prepare for Single Sign On.

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Candidates from the following countries must refer to their local IIA Institute web-site or contact their local representative for more information about local certification processes:


The information contained on this website pertains to all other countries.