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The Association of Inspectors General presents its Certified Inspector General Auditor® Institute certification program. Participants receive instruction from highly qualified instructors in core competency areas identified by the Association's Board of Directors and Professional Certification Board. The Association awards the designation of Certified Inspector General Auditor® to individuals who successfully complete the certification programs.

The Association has identified ten broad areas of core competency for inspectors general auditors. The Institute program's five-day curriculum covers the following core competency areas:

  • The audit process
  • Professional standards for conducting audits
  • Ethics
  • Internal control
  • Data Analytics and IT auditing
  • Peer review process
  • Identifying and Reporting Audit Accomplishments
  • Fraud Risk Management
  • Statistical Sampling


Audit Process

  • Planning the audit
  • Performing the audit
  • Reporting on the audit
  • Follow-Up

Professional Standards for Conducting Audits

  • Knowledge and understanding the need for standards
  • The importance of standards for auditing
  • Knowledge and understanding the specific standards for auditing


  • Nature and role of ethics laws and standards
  • The nexus between IG auditing and ethical issues.
  • Ethics as second nature

Internal Control

  • Importance
  • Assessing
  • Documenting

Data Analytics and IT Auditing

  • Auditor's responsibility for assessing IT risks & controls
  • Impact of IT controls on the overall control structure & business risks
  • Areas to be assessed & risks present

Peer Review Process

  • What to expect
  • How to prepare
  • Reporting results

Identifying and Reporting Audit Accomplishments

  • Types of monetary benefits and non-monetary audit accomplishments
  • Criteria
  • Practical examples

Fraud Risk Management

  • GAO's Fraud Risk Management Framework
  • Applying the Framework
  • Practical Examples

Statistical Sampling

  • When to use statistical vs non-statistical samples
  • How to calculate appropriate sample size
  • How to extrapolate results to the population

Instructional Delivery Method: Group Live

CPE Credits: Attendees are eligible to receive 32-33 CPE credits, depending on the final agenda. Please contact AIG Program Support ( for a detailed breakdown of CPE credit by Field of Study.

Program Knowledge Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Intermediate. Please see Eligibility Criteria. All Attendees are approved by the AIG Professional Certification Board.

Advance Preparation: None


For assistance with registration or technical matters, contact AIG Program Director Michael Castrilli at

For assistance with membership matters, including updating your contact information, or renewal, contact Membership Services Specialist Judith Ness via e-mail at

To request a refund, file a complaint, or to view our complete administrative policy regarding this program, please click:​​

The Association of Inspectors General is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors​​.

Additional Assistance

Questions? Please contact AIG Program Support at

For assistance with membership matters, including updating your contact information or renewal, contact Member Services at

For more information regarding refunds, concerns and program cancellation policies please go to:

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