Certified Inspector General Inspector/Evaluator® Curriculum

Course Level

This Institute program is at the overview level and assumes knowledge of inspecting/evaluating skills.

Areas of Instruction — Core Competencies

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

Course Learning Objectives and Program Content

Professional Standards for Conducting Inspections/Evaluations

  • Knowledge and understanding the need for standards
  • The importance of standards for inspections/evaluations
  • Knowledge and understanding the specific standards for inspections/evaluations

Inspection/Evaluation Process

  • Planning the inspection/evaluation
  • Performing the inspection/evaluation
  • Reporting on the inspection/evaluation
  • Follow-Up

Types of Inspections/Evaluations

  • Compliance
  • Performance
  • Combination and variations

Evidence Collections, Analysis, and Documentation

  • Types of evidence
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Analysis of the value and use of evidence
  • Documentation

Ethics and IG Inspections/Evaluations

  • Nature and role of ethics laws and standards
  • The nexus between IG inspection/evaluation and ethical issues.
  • Ethics as second nature

Working with Investigators and Auditors

  • Coordination and communication
  • Similarities/differences
  • Joint projects

Peer Review Process

  • What to expect
  • How to prepare
  • Reporting results