Institutes

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

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 ten essential areas for inspector general auditors.

  • The audit process
  • Professional standards for conducting audits
  • Ethics in audits
  • Working with investigators
  • Internal control
  • Forensic auditing
  • IT auditing
  • Peer review process
  • Identifying an reporting monetary benefits
  • Contract auditing

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