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CIA – Certified Internal Auditor

What is CIA?

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.

Why CIA?

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:

Eligibility Criteria

The candidate should:

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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 (40%)

Communicating 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%)

Certification Requirements
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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