CGEIT Certification Exam Cost

Wondering how much is CGEIT certification going to cost? Know all cost-related aspects here

Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT® (CGEIT®) certification is primarily intended to recognize a wide range of professionals for their knowledge and application of IT governance principles and practices. This certification is supported by the IT Governance Institute (ITGI) and is ideal for professionals who hold a significant position in advisory, management, or assurance roles relating to the governance of IT. Here is the cost-related information about this certification.

CGEIT Exam Fees

The cost of the CGEIT exam varies based on mainly two factors:

  • How early the candidate applies for the exam.
  • Whether the candidate is an ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association, a professional association focused on IT governance) member.

Depending on these, the cost can range from $420-$725. It is, therefore, advisable for candidates to register as early as possible as well as consider becoming an ISACA member.

Here is the breakup of the CGEIT exam fees:

ISACA Members Non-ISACA members
Early registration online fees-$420 Early registration online fees-$600
Final registration online fees-$470 Final registration online fees-$650
Early registration by mailing or faxing- $495 Early registration by mailing or faxing: $675
Final registration by mailing or faxing: $545 Final registration by mailing or faxing: $725

CGEIT Training Cost in Different Countries

CGEIT training fees vary from country to country. Here are how much candidates need to pay for CGEIT certification based on their location.

Country Currency Cost
India INR 55000-70000
USA USD 2300-2500
Australia AUD 2000-2500
Canada CAD 3275-3400
United Kingdom GBP 1795-2495

Cost for Maintaining Your CGEIT Certification

To maintain their CGEIT certification, candidates need to maintain a certain number of CPE (continuing professional education) hours over an annual and three-year certification period. Here are the details of the same:

Members Non-members
20 CPE hours 120 CPE hours
Annual maintenance fees-$45 Annual maintenance fees-$85

Candidates also need to submit required documentation if selected for auditing and comply with the ISACA Code of Professional Ethics.

FAQs on CGEIT Certification


Absolutely. The high demand for CGEIT certified professionals across top IT organizations makes it a completely cost-effective certification to undertake.

To earn the CGEIT credential, an individual must fulfill the below conditions:

    • Clear the CGEIT exam
    • Follow the code of professional ethics set by ISACA
    • Comply with the CGEIT continuing education policy
    • Submit evidence of appropriate IT governance work experience as defined by the CGEIT job practice

The exam is organized by ISACA by five main CGEIT domains including:

    • Domain 1: A Framework for the governance of enterprise IT
    • Domain 2: Strategic management
    • Domain 3: Benefits realization
    • Domain 4: Risk optimization
    • Domain 5: Resource optimization

Syllabus of CGEIT Certification Training

  • The knowledge and experience necessary to support and advance the IT governance an enterprise
  • The professional development necessary for successful on-the-job performance
  • How to operate the enterprise’s IT and business systems with greater efficiencies and optimum effectiveness

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Who should take up CGEIT Certification training?

Job roles that can benefit from CGEIT certification training include, but are not limited to:

  • IT managers
  • IT analysts
  • Business professionals
  • IT consultants
  • IT directors
  • IT executives
  • IT governance professionals

Invensis Learning’s practice tests for CGEIT certification are modeled on the actual examination and draw from the syllabus. They are conceptualized by our team of subject matter experts.

Practice tests give you a feel of what the CGEIT certification examination will be like and the extent of knowledge that is required.

  • Type: Multiple choice examination questions
  • No Of Questions: 150 questions
  • Examination duration: 240 minutes’ duration
  • Open/Closed book: Closed book
  • Result: 450 marks (on a scale of 200-800) required to pass

There are no pre-requisite criteria to take up CGEIT examination. But, 5 or more years of experience managing, serving or supporting the governance of the IT-related contribution to an enterprise is required to apply for certification.

The course structure or outline of the instructor-led CGEIT exam preparation training program is as follows:

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

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