How to Prepare For and Defend an Audit

October 12, 2016 at 1:00pm Eastern

By: Mike Bender, Esq.

Course Description – Grant personnel are certainly busy enough without having the extra burden of getting ready for an audit or a monitoring visit.  However, while an audit or monitoring is no one’s idea of a good time, knowing how to prepare for and defend against an audit or monitoring visit is one of more important responsibilities of federal grants management.  This presentation will give attendees the tools to effectively do so by walking through the audit rules under the new Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), providing practical advice on how to ensure your entity is ready for a visit, and updating participants on recent audit resolution trends learned from Brustein & Manasevit’s audit defense experience.


  • $225.00 for Live Webinar
  • $225.00 for Online Recording (available via internet, no CPE credits awarded)
  • $325.00 for both Live Webinar and Online Recording

Click HERE to register

CPE Credits: 1.5 (Details Below)

Who Will Benefit: This webinar is of value to all federal granting agencies, federal grant recipients, and everyone who works with federal grants, including:

  • Grant and program administrators
  • Grant program staff
  • State, district and school personnel
  • Program monitors

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will obtain an enhanced understanding of your entity’s responsibilities under Part 200’s audit rules.
  • Attendees will acquire practical knowledge on how to ensure your entity is ready for an audit or monitoring visit and, consequently, limit the possibility of any findings.
  • Attendees will understand the consequences of audit or monitoring findings.
  • Attendees will learn about recent shifts in audit resolution methods at the U.S. Department of Education.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be submitted in writing to at least 48 hours prior to any webinar to receive a full refund.

CPE Information

Duration: 75 minutes of presentation then time for questions (no longer than 90 minutes total).

Prerequisites: None

CPE Credits: 1.5 CPE Credits awarded upon completion of the audio conference (as verified through attendee participation checks throughout the webinar) and post-conference survey.

The CPE credit(s) may be accepted as continuing legal education credits or other applicable credits in your state; however, attendees are responsible for their own credit approval and for meeting any state requirements.  Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC makes no guarantee or assurance that the CPE credits received will apply to any other program or state requirements.

Where: Your office or conference room, per internet connection

Recommended Field of Study: Administrative Practice

Program Knowledge Level: Overview

Advanced Preparation: None

Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based

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