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​Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP)


The Certified Government Auditing Professional 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.

Make CGAP be Your Key to Opportunity

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 training course can:

  • Help you gain credibility and respect in the field.
  • Enhance your skills and knowledge.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to the profession.

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.


  • Understand and apply required standards for governmental auditing
  • Successfully provide a wide range of audit services in the public sector
  • Use current audit methodologies and techniques in public sector audits
  • Describe the government auditor’s evolving role in accountability and results management.


Standards, Governance and Risk/Control Frameworks
  • The Institute of Internal Auditors, International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF)
  • Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) (the Yellow Book)
  • International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAI)
  • International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) standard
  • Governance in the Public Sector
  • Role of internal audit within the governance structure
  • Committee on Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) Internal Control Framework

Government Auditing Practice
  • Management of the audit function
  • Types of audit services (financial, performance, compliance, and internal control audits)
  • Other audit services and consulting roles
  • Processes for the delivery of audit services
  • Performing and managing individual projects

Government Auditing Skills and Techniques
  • Management concepts and techniques
  • Performance measurement
  • Program evaluation
  • Quantitative and Qualitative methods
  • Methods for identification and investigation of integrity violations
  • Analytical skills

Government Auditing Environment
  • Performance management
  • Financial management
  • Implications of various service delivery methods
  • Implications of delivering services to citizens
  • Unique characteristics of human resource management in the public sector
  • Unique purchasing and procurement requirements in the public sector


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