By applying to become a candidate in the CGAP programme, an individual agrees to accept the conditions of the programme. These include eligibility requirements, examination confidentiality, Code of Ethics, continuing professional education, and any other conditions enacted by the Board of Regents or Certification Department.
CGAP candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements:
The candidate 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.
The candidate must exhibit high moral and professional character and submit a completed character reference form signed by a CGAP, a CIA, a CCSA, a CFSA or the candidate’s supervisor.
The candidate must acquire 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.
Special consideration for CIAs, CCSAs and CFSAs who take the CGAP examination
Based on previously met requirements, individuals who hold the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation are assumed to have met the education and character requirements of the CGAP programme. CIAs will only be required to submit proof of auditing experience in a government environment in order to meet the eligibility requirements to sit for the CGAP examination and earn the CGAP designation. In addition, individuals who hold the CCSA or CFSA designation are assumed to have met the character requirement.
Once a candidate’s application to the CGAP programme has been approved, the candidate has an eligibility period of four years. The candidate must complete all examinations and fulfil all certification requirements within the four year period. If a candidate fails to complete the certification process within four years, all fees and examination parts passed will be forfeited. If a candidate’s programme eligibility expires, the candidate loses credit for any examination parts previously passed. In order to re-enter the CGAP programme, the candidate must submit a new CGAP application and pay the appropriate fees.
The CGAP examination is a nondisclosed examination. Candidates agree to keep the contents of the CGAP examination confidential and therefore may not discuss the specific examination content with anyone except The IIA’s Certification Department. Unauthorised disclosure of examination material will be considered a breach of the Code of Ethics and could result in disqualification of the candidate or other appropriate censure.
Code of Ethics
CGAP candidates agree to abide by the Code of Ethics established by The IIA.
Continuing Professional Education
Upon certification, CGAPs are required to maintain their knowledge and skills and stay abreast of improvements and current developments in the government auditing environment. For details, refer to Continuing Professional Education.
Candidates must be individual members of The Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia, and be familiar with The IIA’s Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and agree to abide by The IIA’s Code of Ethics which sets forth standards of conduct for all members and CIAs