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Certified Government Auditing Professional® (CGAP®) Exam Preparation Resources

Please note: As of 31 December 2018, we are no longer accepting applications for new CCSA, CFSA, and CGAP certifications.

The CGAP exam is a self-study exam and does not require a prescribed curriculum. Candidates may choose their own method of preparing for the exam.

New OnDemand Course: CGAP Exam Prep Program

Curriculum Developed by Tom O’Connor, Public Sector/Government Audit Expert

The IIA added Certified Government Auditing Professional® (CGAP®) Exam Prep Program to their on-demand course offerings. This self-study option provides 9 CPE credits, can be utilized anytime, and replaces the four-part eWorkshop. The on-demand format provides the flexibility and convenience wanted, along with the government audit expertise needed — to pass CGAP.

Four-Part Program. Available 24/7.

CGAP Study Guide

The IIA publishes a CGAP study guide to assist candidates in preparing for the exam. It is available for order through the IIA Bookstore (powered by the Internal Audit Foundation). The guide provides a general overview of the topics that will be covered in the exam. However, it is critical that candidates perform additional study in areas where their experience or background dictates the need for review. We also recommend that candidates supplement their studying by reviewing the IFAC's International Standards on Auditing and the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) Code of Ethics and Auditing Standards. Candidates taking the US version of the CGAP exam should also study the U.S. Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS/Yellow Book) in preparation for the exam.

Other CGAP Study Materials

The IIA Bookstore offers the following books on government auditing. While these books are not written as CGAP study guides, they may assist candidates in preparing for the exam.

Performance Auditing: Measuring Inputs, Outputs, and Outcomes by Ronell B. Raaum, Stephen L. Morgan, and Colleen G. Waring​

Sample CGAP Exam Questions

The IIA provides a limited number of sample CGAP exam questions (with answers) to give candidates an understanding of the types of questions that typically appear on the CGAP exam.

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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.