GECB - Certified Public Sector Auditor. Get Certified

Are you looking to make a real difference in the public sector? Do you have a passion for ensuring transparency and accountability in government organizations as well as ensuring the integrity of government programs and services? Are you looking to take your career in public sector auditing to the next level? Then, the Certified Public Sector Auditor program is made for you. As a CPSA, you will gain the skills and knowledge needed to effectively audit government entities, non-profit organizations, and other public sector entities.

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Format:  Multiple choice | Language: English, French, Spanish, Chinese simplified and Portuguese | Questions: 50 | Duration: 60 minutes | Passing Score: 70 % | Exam mode: online and proctored based 

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  • Personalized digital book branded with candidate name
  • Access to online study tools with quizzes and practice exam
  • Exam Content enriched with real-world examples and case studies
  • valuable study tips and exam techniques
Exam Voucher
  • Your Exam is online and proctored based
  • Use a webcam and a reliable internet connection
  • Take your exam anywhere and anytime
  • Get results immediately
Certification Toolkit
  • Comprehensive Learning System with exam voucher
  • Premium digital badge and certificate
  • Unique link for online verification anytime, anywhere
  • Up to 3 years of certification validity (Renewable)


Certified Public Sector Auditor (CPSA) is a certification program designed to equip professionals with the skills and knowledge required to conduct audits in public sector organizations. The program is specifically tailored to meet the unique challenges and demands of the public sector, and covers a range of topics, including government auditing standards, financial statement audits, performance audits, and fraud detection and prevention. Our program is developed by experienced public sector auditors who understand the unique challenges and requirements of auditing in this field.

The CPSA certification is an indication that the holder has demonstrated mastery of the principles and practices of public sector auditing, and is capable of identifying, assessing and mitigating risks in a public sector environment. The program is ideal for individuals who work in government agencies, non-profit organizations, and other public sector entities that require independent audit services to ensure transparency and accountability in financial reporting.

Join the ranks of public sector audit professionals who have earned the CPSA certification and demonstrate your expertise and commitment to excellence. Enroll in the CPSA program today and take the next step in your career!

Why getting certified?

Getting certified as a GECB Certified Public Sector Auditor (CPSA) offers a range of valuable benefits that can boost your career and enhance your professional capabilities. Here are some compelling reasons to consider obtaining this certification:

  • Recognition of Expertise: CPSA certification demonstrates your advanced knowledge, skills, and experience in the public sector audit. It showcases your commitment to excellence and sets you apart as a qualified and credible professional in the field.
  • Career Advancement: CPSA certification can open doors to higher-level positions and greater career opportunities. Many government organizations and NGO’s value certified public sector auditors as they possess the necessary skills to drive efficiency, effectiveness, and risk management.
  • Competitive Edge: In a competitive job market, having a CPSA certification gives you a distinct advantage over other candidates. Employers seek professionals who have validated their abilities through recognized certifications.
  • Enhanced Credibility: Earning the CPSA certification boosts your credibility among peers, clients, and stakeholders. It signals that you have met rigorous standards and adhere to best practices in the public sector audit.
  • Global visibility: The CPSA designation allows you to showcase your expertise on a global scale through your digital badge and certificate accessible and verifiable anytime, anywhere, on any device with an internet connection. It can be highly valuable especially if you work for multinational organizations or aspire to work internationally.
  • Continuous Learning: Pursuing the CPSA certification involves dedicated study and preparation, enabling you to expand your knowledge base and stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the internal audit profession.
  • Professional Network: As a CPSA-certified professional, you gain access to a vast network of fellow GECB certified public sector auditors. This network can provide valuable support, mentorship, and career opportunities.
  • Industry Standard: The CPSA certification follows industry-leading standards and best practices, ensuring that certified professionals are well-equipped to handle complex internal audit challenges.
  • Organizational Benefits: Employers benefit from having CPSA-certified professionals in their teams. It demonstrates their commitment to excellence in internal audit practices and can enhance the overall effectiveness of their audit function.
  • Personal Growth: Obtaining the CPSA certification represents a significant achievement in your professional journey. It instills a sense of pride and confidence in your abilities, motivating you to continue growing and contributing to the audit profession.

Overall, our CPSA certification is a valuable investment in your career that can lead to increased job satisfaction, improved reputation, higher earning potential, and greater opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for our entry-level certification in the public sector audit field, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Holding a CSIA designation
  • Holding a university degree from a recognized institution.
  • Having a minimum of one (1) year of professional experience in an audit related.
  • Completion of at least 30 hours of training with a GECB approved partner.

Note: The self-study option is available only to candidates who can demonstrate extensive experience in the field of internal auditing.

Certification Process

  • Step 1: Determine Your Eligibility Before embarking on your journey to becoming a GECB Certified Public Sector Auditor (CPSA), it's crucial to evaluate your eligibility. Review the prerequisites and criteria to ensure you meet the necessary qualification and experience level.
  • Step 2: Submit Your Application Once you've confirmed your eligibility, submit your application for the CPSA program. Our streamlined application process is designed to make it easy for you to take the next steps towards achieving professional excellence.
  • Step 3: Application Review, Approval, or Denial Our dedicated team will thoroughly review your application to assess your eligibility. You'll receive prompt notification of either approval or denial. In the case of denial, we'll provide feedback and guidance on how to meet the requirements.
  • Step 4: Purchase Your Certification Toolkit (Upon Approval) Upon approval, you can proceed to purchase your CPSA certification toolkit. This bundle includes access to essential study materials and resources to help you prepare efficiently for the examination.
  • Step 5: Prepare for Your Exam To excel in your CPSA exam, you are encouraged to join an official training course with a GECB-approved partner, benefitting from a thorough exam preparation, expert guidance and a second chance exam retaking with 50% discount. Alternatively, self-study candidates opting for independent exam preparation should have extensive experience in the field to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the content.
  • Step 6: Schedule Your Exam GECB offers multiple opportunities to take your online exams. CPSA exams are held four times a year, at the end of each quarter. However, additional exam windows can be requested by GECB approved partners. Select a suitable exam date and write to us for scheduling.
  • Step 7: Take Your Exam Online Sit for your CPSA exam, and upon completion, receive your instant results. Our automated system will swiftly assess your performance and provide you with your exam outcome.
  • Step 8: Become Certified Upon successfully passing the exam, the certification committee will review the report submitted by our proctor. Within seven days, you'll receive your prestigious digital premium certificate suitable for framing. Our digital badges and certificates are accessible and verifiable anytime, anywhere, on any device with an internet connection. You can easily showcase your achievements to potential employers, partners or colleagues, enhancing your professional reputation and visibility on a global scale.

  • Step 9: Receive Your Hard Copy Certificate (Optional) For those who prefer a tangible symbol of their achievement, GECB offers the option to receive an official hard copy certificate with a premium stamp. Upon your request and for additional cost, our certification committee will expedite the production of this prestigious document. Within 30 days, your hard copy certificate will be dispatched through internationally recognized courier services such as DHL, UPS, FedEx, or equivalent, ensuring its safe and timely delivery to your doorstep.
  • Step 10: Maintain Your Certification At GECB, we understand that professional development is an ongoing journey. To keep your designation current and continuously reflect your expertise, each GECB certificate is valid for three (3) years. The process of maintaining your certification is straightforward. You are required to provide proof of a minimum level of continuing professional development (CPD) and renew your membership within the GECB community of certified professionals. For a nominal fee of 149 USD, your certification is extended for another three years period. There's no need to undergo the examination process again. The GECB Certification Committee will promptly issue a new premium digital certificate, ensuring your professional standing remains at its peak.

Note: With our membership policy, you will enjoy the benefits of renewing all your certifications by paying a single fee, rather than incurring separate renewal cost for each certification obtained, as our competitors do.

Join the ranks of distinguished professionals who have chosen GECB for their career development. Experience the quality and excellence that set GECB apart in the world of professional certification.

  • Domain 1 Standards and principles of public sector auditing
  • Domain 2 Frameworks for public sector auditors
  • Domain 3 Public Sector Audit Methodology and Techniques
  • Domain 4 Financial audit in the public sector
  • Domain 5 Performance audit in the public sector
  • Domain 6 Compliance audit in the public sector
  • Domain 7 Risk management in public procurement
  • Domain 8 Fraud detection and prevention in the public sector

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2024 Exam Windows

  • March 25 or 31
  • June 24 or 30
  • September 22 or 30
  • December 22 or 30

Learning options available

Instructor-Led Learning

  • Structured Learning Environment: Ideal for individuals who thrive in a structured study environment. Instructor-led classes provide a well-organized and guided approach to your certification journey.
  • GECB-Approved Partners: These classes are conducted by GECB-approved partners worldwide, ensuring quality instruction.
  • Peer Interaction: Benefit from valuable peer discussions and networking opportunities, enhancing your understanding of the subject matter.

Instructor-Supported Learning

  • Flexible Support: Designed for candidates who seek instructor support but have unpredictable schedules.
  • Personalized Assistance: Receive personalized assistance online from GECB-approved partners.
  • No Set Meeting Times: There are no required meeting times, allowing you to complete assignments and study at your own pace.

Corporate and Group Learning

  • Tailored for Groups: Ideal for both small and large groups, offering flexibility for self-study or instructor-led classes.
  • Virtual Learning: GECB assists in organizing groups, whether participants are in one location or geographically dispersed.
  • Structured Progress Tracking: Utilize online group reporting to monitor progress, ensuring your training investment is optimized.

Self-Study Option

  • Eligibility: Suited for experienced professionals with busy or unpredictable schedules.
  • Learn at Your Own Pace: Study independently with complete autonomy in your learning process, aligning with your unique schedule.
  • Exam Flexibility: Schedule and take your exam online within the allotted period, providing convenience and control over your certification journey.

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