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.

Registration for the 2022 Inspector General Institute® programs in Jacksonville, Florida is now closed. The next Institute will take place in Jacksonville in March 2023.

Click here to go to the application page.

Click here to go to the eligibility criteria page

CERTIFIED INSPECTOR GENERAL®

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

CERTIFIED INSPECTOR GENERAL AUDITOR®

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

CERTIFIED INSPECTOR GENERAL INVESTIGATOR®

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

CERTIFIED INSPECTOR GENERAL INSPECTOR/EVALUATOR®

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