Certified Government Auditing Professional™
What is CGAP™?
CGAP™ is a specialty certification designed for and by public-sector internal auditing practitioners. The exam tests a candidate's knowledge of the unique features of public-sector internal auditing - fund accounting, grants, legislative oversight, confidentiality rights, and more. The program's broad scope emphasises the internal auditor's role in strengthening accountability to the public and improving government services.
The CGAP™ exams is available on a year-round basis.
It is recommended that candidates set aside approximately 60 to 80 hours of study for the exam, over a minimum of a three month period.
By applying to become a candidate in the CGAP™ Program, an individual agrees to accept the conditions of the program. These include requirements regarding eligibility
, exam confidentiality
and continuing professional education
Eligibility and Skills Requirement
CGAP™ candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements: Education
: CGAP™ candidates must have a bachelor's (four-year) or equivalent degree. An associate's (two-year) degree plus five years of work experience in a government environment may be substituted for a bachelor's degree. A copy of the degree or transcripts must accompany the application. Character Reference
: CGAP™ candidates must exhibit high moral and professional character and must submit a character reference signed by a CGAP™, a CIA®, a CCSA™, a CFSA™ or the candidate's supervisor. Work Experience
: CGAP™ candidates must obtain two years of auditing experience in a government environment (federal, state/provincial, local, quasi-governmental areas, authority/crown corporation). Work experience must be verified by a CGAP™, a CIA®, a CCSA™, a CFSA™, or the candidate's supervisor. The completed Experience verification form may accompany the application or be submitted at a later date.
Candidates must take their exam within 180 days of their exam registration date. The certification program’s eligibility requires candidates to complete the program certification process within four years of application approval. If a candidate has not completed the certification process within four years, all fees and exam parts will be forfeited. Candidates currently enrolled in the certification program will have until December 31, 2014 to complete their certification, including submission of all required documents.
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