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CGEIT Certification

  1. Who is the CGEIT certification intended for?

1. Who is the CGEIT certification intended for?

The CGEIT certification is intended to recognize a wide range of professionals for their knowledge and application of IT governance principles and practices. It is designed for professionals who have amanagement, advisory and/or assurance responsibilities relating to the governance of enterprise IT.

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CGEIT Application Processing

  1. Where can I find the CGEIT Application?
  2. Is there a fee to apply for certification?

1. Where can I find the CGEIT Application for certification?

The CGEIT application is available at www.isaca.org/cgeitapp. Your exam pass date will determine which CGEIT application you will need to complete. Once at the CGEIT application page, please select the CGEIT application that corresponds with your exam pass date – 2008-2012, or 2013 or later.

2. Is there a fee to apply for certification?

Yes, an application processing fee of US $50 is required to apply for certification. The application processing fee will support our dedication to efficient and proper processing of certification applications according to industry standards. The fee will also help support the integrity of the application process, which in turn reinforces the strength and reputation of the overall certification programs.

Payment for the CGEIT application processing fee can be made online at www.isaca.org/cgeitpay.

CGEIT Certification :: Exam Registration & Administration
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Exam Registration & Administration

  1. What is the date of the next CISA/CISM/CGEIT/CRISC exam?
  2. When does registration begin for the June exam?
  3. What are the June 2014 exam deadlines?
  4. How do I know if my online registration has been confirmed?
  5. Can I still defer my June 2014 exam?
  6. Will I receive a receipt for my registration payment?
  7. What is the exact location of the 14 June 2014 exam?
  8. How is the exam scored?
  9. Where can I find CISA/CISM/CGEIT/CRISC applications for certification?
  10. What are the requirements for CISA/CISM/CGEIT/CRISC certification?
  11. What specific experience is required for certification?
  12. Why doesn’t ISACA currently offer computer-based esting (CBT)?

1. What is the date of the next CISA/CISM/CGEIT/CRISC exam?

The next exam date for CISA, CISM, CGEIT and CRISC exams will be 14 June 2014 unless otherwise noted at www.isaca.org/examlocations. Please note that CISA Italian, German and Hebrew languages will be offered onlyat the June 2014 exam administration.

2. When does registration begin for the June exam?

Registration for 14 June 2014 exam is open now. You can register for the exam at www.isaca.org/examreg.

Registration for the 6 September 2014 exam will open mid-April 2014 and the 13 December 2014 exam will open mid-June 2014.

3. What are the June 2014 exam deadlines?

14 June 2014
Early registration deadline: 12 February 2014
Final registration deadline: 22 April 2014

For more details please visit ISACA Exam Candidate Information Guide at www.isaca.org/examguide.

Candidates can save US $75 on the exam registration fee by registering online.

4. How do I know if my online registration has been confirmed?

Once you have completed the registration process, an email confirmation is sent to you within one day to the email address listed in your profile. If you have not received the email confirmation, please check your Spam folder as well. Additionally, you may confirm your order in the myISACA portion of the website. If you have not received a confirmation of your registration, please contact exam@isaca.org for further assistance. Please put "exam confirmation request" in the subject line.

5. Can I still defer my June 2014 exam?

Candidates unable to take the June exam can request a deferral of their registration fees to the 6 September 2014 exam or the 13 December 2014 exam. The 6 September exam will only offer the CISA and CISM exams at select worldwide locations (www.isaca.org/sept2014sites) and 13 December 2014 for all ISACA exams at all locations (www.isaca.org/examlocations).

Note: The CISA German, Italian and Hebrew languages are offered only at the June exam. Please contact exam@isaca.org for further information.

Deferral requests received on or before 25 April are charged a US $50 processing fee. From 26 April through 23 May, a processing fee of US $100 will be charged. Deferral requests will not be accepted after 23 May 2014. To request a deferral, please go to www.isaca.org/examdefer. to complete the process. The exam and deferral fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Please note: Deferral requests will not be processed until deferral fees have been paid in full. Payment is due in full by 14 June 2014. All deadlines are based on Chicago, Illinois USA, 5 p.m. CT (central time).

6. Will I receive a receipt for my registration payment?

Yes, a receipt for the payment is mailed to you once the registration form and payment has been received and processed.

7. What is the exact location for the 14 June 2014 exam?

There are 200+ worldwide exam sites. The specific location for each exam site is not determined until closer to the exam date in order to accommodate all candidates registered for the exam. The specific exam location details will be listed in your admission ticket.

The admission ticket will be sent to you via email and available for download from your ISACA profile approximately 4 weeks prior to the exam. If you have not received an admission ticket by 1 June 2014 for the 14 June 2014 exam, contact exam@isaca.org .

8. How is the exam scored?

ISACA uses a 200-800 point scale with 450 as the passing mark for the exams. A scaled score is a conversion of the raw score on an exam to a common scale. It is important to note that the exam score is not based on an arithmetic or percent average. For example, the scaled score of 800 represents a perfect score with all 200 questions answered correctly; a scaled score of 200 is the lowest score possible and signifies that only a small number of questions were answered correctly.

A candidate must receive a scaled score of 450 or higher to pass the exam. A score of 450 represents a minimum consistent standard of knowledge as established for the exam by the respective ISACA Certification Committee. The passing score of 450 represents the minimum number of questions that must be answered correctly by the candidate in order to demonstrate practical application of the job task and knowledge statements. A candidate receiving a passing score may then apply for certification if all other requirements are met.

9. Where can I find CISA/CISM/CGEIT/CRISC applications for certification?

CISA applications are located at www.isaca.org/cisaapp.
CISM applications are located at www.isaca.org/cismapp.
CGEIT applications are located at www.isaca.org/cgeitapp.
CRISC applications are located at www.isaca.org/criscapp.

10. What are the requirements for CISA/CISM/CGEIT/CRISC certification?

CISA requirements for certification are available at www.isaca.org/cisarequirements.
CISM requirements for certification are available at www.isaca.org/cismrequirements.
CGEIT requirements for certification are available at www.isaca.org/cgeitrequirements.
CRISC requirements for certification are available at www.isaca.org/criscrequirements.

11. What specific experience is required for certification?

To determine if your experience is applicable to the CISA/CISM/CGEIT/CRISC certification please visit the sites below for a complete breakdown of the task and knowledge requirements.

CISA: www.isaca.org/cisajobpractice.
CISM: www.isaca.org/cismjobpractice.
CGEIT: www.isaca.org/cgeitjobpractice.
CRISC:t www.isaca.org/criscjobpractice.

12. Why doesn’t ISACA currently offer computer-based esting (CBT)?

ISACA is often asked why our exams are not offered in an online environment. It’s a great question, especially given that ISACA members and certifieds are primarily IT professionals. It is also an issue that ISACA’s Credentialing Board and certification committees continue to evaluate each and every year.

There are three primary objectives that ISACA considers when offering exams:

  • Can exams be offered more efficiently?
  • Can exams be offered more securely?
  • Can exams be offered more affordably?

In order to determine whether to move from paper-based testing to computer-based testing, ISACA has weighed various factors including, but not limited to, being assured that:

  • Exam candidates are offered a consistent and suitable exam experience regardless of where they sit for the exam
  • Exam items are properly safeguarded
  • Exams are offered at a reasonable and fair fee

It is clear that there are advantages and disadvantages to offering exams in both paper-based and computer-based formats. Research has indicated that suitable CBT sites are not available in many of the more than 270 locations that ISACA currently offers exams, and many other CBT sites are not viable and secure for high-stakes exams. In addition, we have seen others who have shifted from paper-based testing to CBT increase their exam fees significantly (often by 100%) given the higher administrative costs.

At this time, ISACA’s Credentialing Board has determined that the cost of transitioning to CBT would outweigh the benefits to test takers and to ISACA as a whole. ISACA is proud of the success and demand for our certifications that has been achieved, and is committed to continuing to look at additional options for offering ISACA exams.

CGEIT Certification :: Application Processing
Exam Registration & Administration :: Certification Requirements


Exam Content

  1. How long is the exam?
  2. What does the CGEIT exam cover?
  3. What is the CGEIT job practice and how was it developed?

1. How long is the exam?

A candidate is given 4 hours to complete the exam.

2. What does the CGEIT exam cover?

The CGEIT job practice has changed with the 2013 exam. The CGEIT exam will cover (5) IT governance domains, each of which is further defined and detailed through task and knowledge statements. The governance areas, or domains, include: Framework for the Governance of Enterprise IT, Strategic Management, Benefits Realization, Risk Optimization and Resource Optimization.

3. What is the CGEIT job practice and how was it developed?

ISACA's philosophy toward certification is to measure the individuals' ability and knowledge as it pertains to the performance of their job. The job practice serves as the basis for the exam and the experience requirements to earn the CGEIT certification. This job practice consists of task and knowledge statements, organized by domains. These statements and domains were based on feedback from IT governance subject matter experts from around the world.

View the detailed CGEIT Job Practice Areas.

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Certification Requirements

  1. What do I need to do if I've received a revocation notice?
  2. Where can I find the CGEIT application for certification?
  3. What are the qualifications to earn the CGEIT credential?
  4. What does the CGEIT continuing professional education program require?
  5. How do I renew my certification and/or report my CPE?
  6. Does ISACA provide a discount on certification maintenance (renewal) fees if I have multiple certifications?
  7. What does a CGEIT “in good standing” mean?
  8. Do I need to submit documentation for my CPE hours?
  9. I was selected for an audit of my CPE hours and have provided the documentation. When will I receive a confirmation?

1. What do I need to do if I've received a revocation notice?

If you have received a revocation notice, please contact certification@isaca.org.

2. Where can I find the CGEIT application for certification?

There are three ways to obtain the CGEIT application, including an online application, downloadable (PDF) application and a postal mail request. Please visit www.isaca.org/cgeitapp for further details.

3. What are the qualifications to earn the CGEIT credential?

Qualifying for CGEIT requires a combination of four "e's": experience, ethics, education and exam. Specifically, the requirements are:

  • Earn a passing score on the CGEIT exam
  • Adhere to the ISACA Code of Professional Ethics
  • Commit to abide by the CGEIT Continuing Professional Education Policy
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience managing, serving in an advisory or oversight role, and/or otherwise supporting the governance of the IT-related contribution to an enterprise. This experience is defined specifically by the domains and task statements described in the CGEIT Job Practice. Some substitutions and waivers of such experience are available only for those taking the December 2012 CGEIT exam and prior.

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4. What does the CGEIT continuing professional education program require?

In order to become and remain a CGEIT, an individual must agree to comply with the CGEIT continuing professional education program. This program requires an individual to earn a minimum of 20 CPE hours annually and 120 CPE hours over their 3-year cycle. In addition, an annual maintenance fee of US $45 ISACA member and US $85 non-member is required.

  Download CGEIT CPE Policy

5. How do I renew my certification and/or report my CPE?

To renew the certification requires earning and reporting CPE hours annually and over a fixed 3-year cycle period and paying an annual certification maintenance fee.

Our CPE reporting system has recently been enhanced and certified individuals are now able to report CPE as they are earned.

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     CPE Reporting FAQs


How to report your CPE:

Log in at www.isaca.org

  • Click on MY ISACA
  • Click on MY CERTIFICATIONS
  • Click on Manage My CPE
  • Scroll down, then click on Add CPE button
  • Enter CPE activity information and click Save.

To pay the annual maintenance fee:

6. Does ISACA provide a discount on certification maintenance (renewal) fees if I have multiple certifications?

Yes, for those individuals who renew 3 or more ISACA certifications, ISACA offers a discount on the 3rd and 4th renewal fees of $20 for members and $35 for nonmembers.

7. What does a CGEIT “in good standing” mean?

In order to be a CGEIT “in good standing”, the following must be achieved:

  • Certification granted from the corresponding Committee, resulting from an approved application
  • Continuing professional education is current and up-to-date
  • All renewal fees/maintenance payments are current
  • Continued compliance with the ISACA’s Code of Professional Ethics

8. Do I need to submit documentation for my CPE hours?

Documentation of CPE hours does not need to be provided to ISACA unless you are selected for an audit of your CPE hours.

9. I was selected for an audit of my CPE hours and have provided the documentation. When will I receive a confirmation?

If any additional information is required or there are questions regarding your documentation, we will contact you directly via email. Once your audit documentation has been reviewed and approved, a notice will be sent to you via the post. If you have not been contacted or received notification of compliance within 30 days of audit documents submittal, please contact us at CGEITaudit@isaca.org.

CGEIT Certification :: Application Processing
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