What does the CGEIT® certification exam cover?
The certification exam covers the five main CGEIT® domains below, which are shown with their weights:
- Domain 1 – Framework for the Governance of Enterprise IT (25%)
- Domain 2 – Strategic Management (20%)
- Domain 3 – Benefits Realization (16%)
- Domain 4 – Risk Optimization (24%)
- Domain 5 – Resource Optimization (15%)
What are the certification pre-requisites?
In addition to passing the exam, you will need to fulfil the requirements listed below to become CGEIT® certified:
- Demonstrate a minimum of five years of experience in managing, serving in an advisory role, and/or supporting the governance or IT; at least one of these five years should entail the candidate working on the definition, establishment, and management of an IT governance framework
- Meet the required minimum work experience in the ten years preceding the date for applying for the certification
- Adhere to the Code of Professional Ethics
- Adhere to the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) policy
Will my CGEIT certification expire?
Yes, it will. The CGEIT certification is valid for only three years. You will need to renew your certification before that to maintain it. You can find the details on this here.
How can I maintain my certification?
Holders of the CGEIT credential will need to do the following to maintain their certification:
- Earn and report a minimum of 20 CPE hours every year, starting from the year after they were certified
- Earn and report a minimum of 120 CPE hours over the span of three years
- Pay the annual maintenance fee
- Comply with the CPE audit if selected
When will I receive my exam results?
Certification candidates will be able to view their preliminary results upon completing their examination. Their official scores are communicated within 10 working days.
Does everyday work count as CPE hours?
Daily activities will not be accepted as CPE hours unless they are a qualifying professional educational activity such as corporate trainings, seminars, and professional meetings.