Certified Government Auditing Professionals (CGAP)

Credential issued and maintained by

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)

Continuing education requirements for CGAP:

20 CPE credit hours per year cycle

Subjects acceptable for CGAPs:

  • Standards and control/risk models
  • Government auditing practice
  • Government auditing methodologies & skills
  • Government auditing environment

See box below for exception to subject matter requirements.


Report hours annually by December 31st

FunCPE courses 

While all FunCPE courses meet the program development criteria, CGAPs must still select appropriate subject material for CE courses.

FunCPE does not currently offer any courses that meet these governmental subject matter requirements.  Our courses DO meet the Certified Internal Auditor requirements–see description of exception for joint CIA/CGAP credential holders.

 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.

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.