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Performance Audit Boot Camp

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Performance Audit Boot Camp

Are you new to performance auditing or internal auditing? Join us for this interactive virtual classroom where you will learn the essentials of performance auditing:

  • what it is and how it is used;
  • stakeholders and relationships;
  • developing an audit objective, scope, and criteria;
  • collecting and analyzing evidence; and
  • documenting audit work.


Auditors who have little or no experience in performance audit.


The course includes a mix of instructor-led content, interactive exercises and break-out sessions. They will view the instructors as well as the presentation live on screen.

The course begins with a 1 hour kick-off session followed by 12.5 hours of instruction delivered over 3 days.


Day One | 4.5 hours

  • Definition of performance audit and its role in the system of accountability
  • The 3 Es (efficiency, effectiveness, economy) and other key Es
  • Individuals involved in performance audit
  • Importance of being objective, fair and balanced
  • Planning and alignment

Day Two | 4 hours

  • Planning and alignment (continued)
  • Evidence strategies

Day Three | 4 hours

  • Evidence collection and analysis
  • Documentation and working papers
  • Characteristics and components of a good report
  • Building in audit quality


This course will require up to 3 hours of individual work, in addition to instruction time.


“It was great, very engaging and the format was really good for virtual learning – very dynamic.”

“The course was lively and highly informative. The use of real-life scenarios/examples made it easier to relate course contents to actual performance auditing.”


Course hours can be submitted for continuing professional development credits, subject to approval by IIA, CPA Canada, or other professional associations.


A cancellation fee of $100 (plus applicable tax) will be applied to cancellations received up to 30 days before the first day of the course. Refunds will not be issued after that date. Substitutions will be permitted up to 10 days before the first day of the course for a fee of $50 (plus applicable tax).