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Certified Government Auditing Professionals (CGAP)

CPE requirements to maintain your CGAP certification

The certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP) credential was created and is governed by The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)


Acceptable CPE subjects for CGAP CPE

While all FunCPE courses meet the program development criteria, CGAPs must still select appropriate subject material for CE courses. The following general subjects are acceptable for CGAPs:
  • Standards and control/risk models
  • Government auditing practice
  • Government auditing methodologies & skills
  • Government auditing environment
  • .
FunCPE does not currently offer any courses that meet these governmental subject matter requirements.

Exception to the acceptable CPE subjects for CGAP CPE

CIAs who also hold an IIA specialty designation, such as:
  • Certification in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA),
  • Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP), or
  • Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA)
will satisfy the CPE reporting requirement of all specialty programs by reporting the appropriate CPE hours for the CIA designation.  In other words, if you also hold a CIA designation, you only have to meet the CPE requirements for CIAs, not CGAP.   Certified Internal Audit CPE subject areas are much broader and allow for a larger course selection. 

CPE program criteria

All FunCPE courses meet the Institute of Internal Auditors CPE program criteria. Courses must:

  • contribute to the professional competence of participants;
  • state program objectives which specify the level of knowledge the participants should have attained, or the level of competence to be demonstrated upon completing the program;
  • state education or experience prerequisites, if appropriate for the program;
  • be developed by individuals qualified in the subject matter and instructional design;
  • provide program content which is current;
  • be on a professional level and related to the CGAP Topic Outline.

Required CPE hours

In accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditors, CGAPs:

  • Report hours annually by December 31st
  • Must earn 20 CPE credit hours per year cycle

Want more information? Review the specific CGAP CPE requirements on the IIA web site.

We welcome Certified Government Auditing Professionals to our site and would like to serve your needs better. Please contact us with any suggestions for new course topics for Certified Government Auditing Professional CPE specifically.

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