The Value of CIA
As the only globally recognized internal audit certification, becoming a Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) is the optimum way to communicate knowledge, skills, and competencies to effectively carry out professional responsibilities for any internal audit, anywhere in the world.
CIAs earn an average of $38,000 more annually than those without a certification.* Join the over 160,000 CIAs in 170+ countries awarded the designation that adds immeasurable distinction with only three letters.
To be approved into the CIA program, candidate must either: - Hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher, - Hold an active Internal Audit Practitioner designation, or possess five years of internal audit experience. Once candidates have been accepted into the CIA program, they must pass all three CIA exam parts within the program eligibility period.
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What do you learn?
The CIA exam Part 1 is well aligned with The IIA’s International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) and includes six domains covering the foundation of internal auditing; independence and objectivity; proficiency and due professional care; quality assurance and improvement programs; governance, risk management, and control; and fraud risk.
The CIA Part 1 exam tests candidates’ knowledge, skills, and abilities related to the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, particularly the Attribute Standards (series 1000, 1100, 1200, and 1300) as well as Performance Standard 2100.
The CIA Part 2 exam includes four domains focused on managing the internal audit activity, planning the engagement, performing the engagement, and communicating engagement results and monitoring progress. Part 2 tests candidates’ knowledge, skills, and abilities particularly related to Performance Standards (series 2000, 2200, 2300, 2400, 2500, and 2600) and current internal audit practices.
The CIA Part 3 exam includes four domains focused on business acumen, information security, information technology, and financial management. Part Three is designed to test candidates’ knowledge, skills, and abilities particularly as they relate to these core business concepts.