Requirements for CGEIT Certification—2013 exams and later
The CGEIT is designed for professionals who have management, advisory, and/or assurance responsibilities relating to the governance of IT. To earn the CGEIT credential, an individual must:
- Pass the CGEIT exam
- Adhere to the ISACA Code of Professional Ethics
- Agree to comply with the CGEIT Continuing Education Policy
- Provide evidence of appropriate IT governance work experience as defined by the CGEIT Job Practice
IT Governance Experience
Five (5) or more 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 is required to apply for certification. This experience is defined specifically by the domains and task statements described in the CGEIT Job Practice.
A minimum of one year of experience relating to the definition, establishment and management of a Framework for the Governance of IT is required. The type and extent of experience accepted is described in CGEIT domain 1 (see Framework for the Governance of Enterprise IT). For a list and description of the CGEIT domains see Job Practice Areas.
Additional broad experience directly related to any two or more of the remaining CGEIT domains is required. The type and extent of experience accepted is described in CGEIT domains 2 through 5. These domains are:
- Strategic Management
- Benefits Realization
- Risk Optimization
- Resource Optimization
Individuals can take the CGEIT exam prior to earning the above work experience. There are no waivers or substitutions for CGEIT experience.
Exception: Two years as a full-time university instructor teaching IT governance related subjects at an accredited university can be substituted for every one year of IT governance experience.
It is important to note that individuals may choose to take the CGEIT exam prior to meeting the experience requirements. This practice is acceptable and encouraged, although the CGEIT designation will not be awarded until all requirements are met.