The Certified Internal Auditor designation, offered by Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), USA is the only globally accepted certification for internal auditors and remains the standard by which individuals demonstrate their professionalism in the internal audit field. Candidates leave the program enriched with educational experience, information, and business tools that can be applied immediately in any organization or business environment.
What is IIA?
The IIA is an international professional association with members in 165 countries and global headquarters in Florida. The IIA is the internal audit professions global voice, standard setter and resource for professional development. The IIA currently boasts of more than 180,000 members, 100 international institutes and 160 chapters.
The CIA credential can be a master key to professional success, opening doors for career opportunities and earning increased credibility and respect within the profession and organization.
The CIA credential:
Demonstrates proficiency with internal staff and external clients.
Develops knowledge of best practices in the industry.
Demonstrates proficiency and professionalism.
Lays a foundation for continued improvement and advancement.
The candidate should:
Hold a bachelors degree or its equivalent from an accredited College-level institution, or;
Hold a Two years post-secondary education and five years verified experience in internal audit or its equivalent, or
Hold a seven years verified experience in internal audit or its equivalent.
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CIA Course of Study
The following is a brief outline of the material covered within each exam part.
Part 1: Essentials of Internal Auditing
Foundations of Internal
Auditing (15%) Independence and Objectivity
(15%) Proficiency and Due
Professional Care (18%) Quality Assurance and
Improvement Programs (7%) Governance, Risk Management,
and Control (10%) Fraud Risks (10%)
Part 2: Practice of Internal Auditing
Managing the Internal Audit
Activity (20%) Planning the Engagement (20%) Performing the Engagement
Results and Monitoring Progress (20%)
Part 3: Business Knowledge for Internal Auditing
Business Acumen (35%) Information Security (25%) Information Technology (20%) Financial Management (20%)
Pass all three parts of the exam and complete a minimum of 2 years experience in internal auditing or its equivalent. A Masters degree or work experience in related business professions can substitute for one-year experience.
The work experience certificate should be verified by a CIA or the supervisor.
A character reference form must be submitted duly signed by a CIA or the supervisor.
CIA Exam Content
CIA exam is now offered in 3 parts since July 1, 2013. Part 1 will consist of 125 multiple choice questions, and candidates are given 2.5 hours to complete this exam part. Parts 2 and 3 each consist of 100 multiple choice questions, and candidates will be given 2 hours to complete each exam part. The following is a brief outline of the material covered within each exam part.
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A copy of Degree Certificate/ 2 years post -secondary education.
Verified Work Experience Certificates.
A copy of current passport or ID.
Passport size photo.
Letter from sponsor (if applicable).
Coaching Fee Details
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Study package includes Gleim Review and Software for each part. The coaching fee does not include Exam fee and Registration fee payable directly to IIA.