ICAEA--International Computer Auditing Education Association

Pre-Conference Certificate Courses

Past Locations for The ICAEA's International Conference

2015 ICAEA Vancouver, Canada

2017 ICAEA London, UK

Gain an additional 20% discount on your course if you register for the Conference pass in combination with one of the Pre-Conference Courses that are listed below:

Pre-Conference Courses
CAATs Foundation Course + International Certified CAATs Practitioner (ICCP) Exam 15-17 March 2018
(3 days)
Each of the courses are in the week before (Pre Conference) the ICAEA 2018 Best Practice Conference! You can register for any the courses by clicking on this link.

About the Pre-Conference course and certification:

The International Certified CAATs Practitioner (ICCP) designation is a personal, professional certification to signify that you possess CAATs (Computer Assisted Audit Techniques) foundation knowledge and skills. Individuals qualifying for this designation must satisfy and substantiate the extensive skills and knowledge requirements established by the International Computer Auditing Education Association (ICAEA).

Accredited Graduate Requirements

  • Examination from an Accredited Exam Program
  • Agree to ICAEA Ethical Requirements
  • Complete Annual Continuing Education


To attain certification, you must attain a minimum passing score is 70 out of 100.


This closed-book, 120 minutes-long certification exams is divided into two components: a Knowledge Inventory and two short computer auditing case studies. The case study is CAATs free independent. You can use any CAATs, such as ACL, IDEA, Picalo, J etc., to attend the exam.

1. Knowledge Inventory

The Knowledge Inventory component of the exam counts for 60 percent of the final grade. It is meant to test your familiarity with professional knowledge and analysis of practical application. The exam consists of multiple choice covering seven topics:

  • Computer Auditing Overview and Understanding CAATs
  • Legal and Ethical Issues for Computer Auditors
  • Computer Auditing Project Planning
  • Data Access Skill and Knowledge
  • Data Verity Skill and Knowledge
  • Data Analysis Skill and Knowledge
  • Audit Finding Report Skill and Knowledge

2. Case Study

The Case Study component of the exam counts for 40 percent of the final grade. It is meant to test your familiarity with CAATs and auditing skills. The exam consists of fill-in-the--blank, and short-answer questions covering three topics:

  • Data Import Implementation
  • Data Verification Implementation
  • Data Analysis Implementation

CAATs Foundation Course

Computer Assisted Audit Techniques (CAATs) is the fundamental tool which is used by the auditors. This tool facilitates them to make search from the irregularities from the given data. With the help of this tool, the auditors and accountant of any firm will be able to provide more analytical results. These tools are used throughout every business environment and also in the industry sectors too. With the help of CAATs, more forensic accounting with more analysis can be done. Its really a helpful tool that helps the firm auditor to work in an efficient and productive manner. Working with the CAATs tool, it is essential for the accountant or the auditor to select the right data, the selection process is very much tricky, and you need to be professional for it. After selecting the right data, import that to the CAAT tool, now the tool will automatically generate the analytical data. This tool really contributes to the efficiency of the auditors. To become a good computer auditor, you need to learn how to use CAATs (such as ACL, IDEA etc.) and fundamental knowledge of Computer Auditing.

The foundation course is 2.5 days long. It introduces the computer auditing knowledge and CAATs practice cases which are ICCP exam required knowledge and skill. For ICAEA 2018, the course will also introduce e-tax auditing basic knowledge and practice cases.

Who should attend?

Internal and External Auditors; Tax and Accounting Professionals; Information Technology Professionals; Fraud Examiners; Anyone who wants to learn new auditing technology or to become a modern auditor.