Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) Fact Sheet 

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The CGEIT is designed for professionals who manage, provide advisory and/or assurance services, and/or who otherwise support the governance of an enterprise’s IT and wish to be recognized for their IT governance-related experience and knowledge.

Introduced in 2007, the CGEIT credential is for professionals who manage, provide advisory and/or assurance services related to, and/or otherwise support the governance of an enterprise’s IT. CGEIT-certified professionals deliver on the focus areas of IT governance and approach it holistically, enhancing value to enterprises. More than 5,800 professionals have earned the CGEIT credential to date. CGEIT retention is more than 95 percent.

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CGEIT Focus Areas

  • Framework for the Governance of Enterprise IT
  • Strategic Management
  • Benefits Realization
  • Risk Optimization
  • Resource Optimization

Certification Requirements

To earn the CGEIT designation, candidates are required to:

  • Prove at least five years of experience supporting the governance of an enterprise’s information technology. This experience can be achieved entirely through IT governance experience, or through a combination of IT governance experience and management experience.
  • Pass the CGEIT exam (offered worldwide every June and December)
  • Adhere to the ISACA Code of Professional Ethics
  • Agree to comply with the CGEIT Continuing Education Policy


CGEIT in the Workplace

  • More than 1,200 are IT directors, managers, consultants and related staff.
  • More than 900 are audit directors, managers or consultants and related staff.
  • More than 600 are employed in managerial, consulting or related positions in IT operations or compliance.
  • More than 600 are security directors, managers or consultants and related staff.
  • More than 500 are CIOs, CISOs, or chief compliance, risk or privacy officers.
  • More than 400 CGEITs serve as CEOs, CFOs or equivalent executives.
  • Nearly 200 serve as chief audit executives, audit partners or audit heads.

CGEIT Recognitions

  • CGEIT gained 10% in salary value for the quarter ending 1 July 2013 and was among the highest-paying certifications, according to Foote Partners’ IT Skills and Certifications Pay Index™ (ITSCPI) for 1 July 2013 - 1 October 2013.
  • CGEIT has earned accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under the International Standard ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024. This accreditation is a benchmark for global organizations that certify individuals worldwide.
  • SC Magazine selected CGEIT as a finalist of the 2011 “Best Professional Certification Program” in the Professional Awards category.
  • The DRII Institute for Continuity Management recognizes DRII certification applicants who hold CGEIT in good standing. CGEITs qualify for the Certified Business Continuity Auditor (CBCA) and get a bypass for references.

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Contact

Kristen Kessinger, +1.847.660.5512
Joanne Duffer, +1.847.660.5564
Rachel Acevedo, +1.847.660.5617
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