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A Message from The Professional Certification Board Chair


Robert E. Clift, AIG First Vice President and Chair of the Professional Certification Board

As the Association’s Professional Certification Board Chair, my most significant responsibility for the Inspector General Institute® is to help ensure a quality experience for everyone enrolled in one of our three courses  — Certified Inspector General ® “CIG”, Certified Inspector General Auditor® “CIGA” or Certified Inspector General Investigator® “CIGI”. My job is easy thanks to the commitment of our dedicated and diligent course managers, our instructors and the Executive Director and his professional staff.

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The AIG Summer Institute in Jacksonville 2015 – An Overview


Jacksonville Skyline view from the summer institute location, the Hyatt Regency

The Association held its summer Inspector General Institute® in Jacksonville, FL, from July 20-24, 2014. IG professionals from across the country gathered to earn the Association’s Certified Inspector General® (CIG), Certified Inspector General Auditor® (CIGA), or Certified General Inspector Investigator® (CIGI) credential. Once again, the Institute was an unqualified success with more than 100 IG professional attending.

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Deputy Inspectors General of New Orleans Howard Schwartz on the role of the AIG


Board of Directors Howard Schwartz

After a 24-year career with the FBI, Howard Schwartz joined the City of New Orleans Office of Inspector General as the Deputy IG in 2011. He was elected to the Association’s Board of Directors in 2012. Howard‘s primary work with the Association has been as a co-course manager (along with fellow Board member Steve Pasichow) of the Institute’s Certified Inspector General Investigator® (CIGI) course. During the recent Jacksonville Institute, Howard spoke with us about the Association.

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MPA Student Scholarship Winner Vanessa Washington Shares Her Experience of the Institute


Vanessa Washington and Phil Zisman at the Tuesday night reception

At every IG Institute, the Association and its partner the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Masters of Public Administration Inspection and Oversight (MPAIO) program (also known as the “MPA IG-Track”) offer an academic scholarship. The Association recognizes that the MPAIO program is training the next generation of IG professionals. The competitive scholarship rewards one student for academic excellence. The winner of this Institute’s prestigious scholarship was Vanessa Washington.

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The Institute’s Instructors

Without a doubt, the instructors are the key to the Institute’s success. They are all highly experienced, and many have spent a significant portion of their careers working in offices of inspectors general. We are extremely appreciative of our instructors, who are all non-paid volunteers dedicated to the IG profession and are giving back to the community.


For a list of the Jacksonville Instructors and a copy of their bios, click here.


Click here to view photos from the Jacksonville 2015 Summer Institute Tuesday night reception.