The CGAP exam is a self-study exam and does not require a prescribed curriculum. Candidates may choose their own method of preparing for the exam.
CGAP Study Guide
The IIA publishes a CGAP study guide to assist candidates in preparing for the exam. It is available for order through The IIA Research Foundation Bookstore. The guide provides a general overview of the topics that will be covered in the exam. However, it is critical that candidates perform additional study in areas where their experience or background dictates the need for review. We also recommend that candidates supplement their studying by reviewing the IFAC's International Standards on Auditing and the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) Code of Ethics and Auditing Standards. Candidates taking the US version of the CGAP exam should also study the U.S. Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS/Yellow Book) in preparation for the exam.
Other CGAP Study Materials
The Bookstore offers the following books on government auditing. While these books are not written as CGAP study guides, they may assist candidates in preparing for the exam.
Auditor Roles in Government Performance Measurement: A Guide to Exemplary Practices at the Local, State, and Provincial Levels by Paul D. Epstein, Stuart Griefel, and Stephen L. Morgan
Performance Auditing: A Measurement Approach by Ronell B. Raaum and Stephen L. Morgan
Sample CGAP Exam Questions
The IIA provides a limited number of sample CGAP exam questions (with answers) to give candidates an understanding of the types of questions that typically appear on the CGAP exam.