Institute Info

The Association of Inspectors General presents its Inspector General Institute® certification programs.  Participants receive instruction from highly qualified instructors in core competency areas identified by the Association.  The Association awards the designation of Certified Inspector General®, Certified Inspector General Investigator® , Certified Inspector General Auditor®, and Certified Inspector General Inspector/Evaluator® to individuals who meet the eligibility requirements regarding education and experience, and successfully complete the certification programs.

The next Institute will take place August 12-16, 2024 in New York City at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Hotel accommodations can be booked using the AIG room block rate at the Empire Hotel

All applications and supporting documents must be submitted electronically. Each program application is unique to its particular course and is not interchangeable. After applications open in April, click on the program name for the application and details.

Certified Inspector General® 

Certified Inspector General Investigator® 

Certified Inspector General Auditor®, and

Certified Inspector General Inspector/Evaluator® 

The Professional Certification Board will accept applications from two new categories of applicants. The new “cross-training track” and “non-OIG” categories will expand the Institutes® availability to the highly sought-after inspection and oversight training. Click here to read more.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that they satisfy all eligibility requirements.

All applications are reviewed by the Association’s Professional Certification Board and accepted applicants will be notified of their acceptance and the next steps in processing.

If you have any questions, please email us at

Hotel Accommodations – Deadline July 19th!

The Empire Hotel for $209 USD per night (excluding taxes and fees) 44 W 63rd Street, New York, New York 10023. Click here to book your room at Empire Hotel

(This hotel is a convenient 10-12 minute walk to John Jay College, but it is located in a fantastic area with restaurants and activities)



The Association has identified six broad areas of core competency for inspectors general and their senior staff. The Association’s five-day curriculum covers the following six core competency areas:

  • Context of the inspector general function
  • Ethics
  • Legal issues
  • Office management issues
  • Investigating fraud, waste, and abuse
  • Audits, inspections, and reviews


The Association has identified nine essential areas for inspector general auditors.

  • 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


The Association has identified seven essential areas for inspectors general investigators.

  • The investigative process
  • Professional standards for conducting investigations
  • Ethics in investigations
  • Legal issues
  • Procurement fraud and computer crime
  • Investigative techniques
  • Working with auditors


The Association has identified seven broad areas of core competency for inspectors general inspectors/evaluators. The Institute program’s five-day curriculum covers the following seven core competency areas:

  • Professional standards for conducting inspections/evaluations
  • Inspection/evaluation process
  • Types of inspections/evaluations
  • Evidence collections, analysis, and documentation
  • Ethics and IG inspections/evaluations
  • Working with investigators and auditors
  • Peer review process