CIA Part 2 - Practice of Internal Auditing

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Course Overview: CIA (USA) Part 2
A Complete Course on Practise of Internal Auditing

This is an advanced course that covers multiple competencies expected from internal audit professionals, including the chief audit executive’s responsibility for assessing residual risk and communicating risk acceptance, a greater understanding of the IIA’s performance standards, sampling tools and techniques, and communicating engagement results.

This course will help you to become the credible, trusted expert that everyone turns to and one that can apply the International Standards for the Professional Practise of Internal Auditing, make critical decisions, safeguard a company’s integrity, and plan for business sustainability, apart from driving an organization’s strategy and value amid an unpredictable market.

Who Should Apply for This Course?

The CIA designation increases career-advancing opportunities and earning potential. This course is recommended for all internal audit, accounting, and finance professionals who want to get a globally recognised certification in the least possible time.

Learning Outcome
The CIA exam Part 2 is well aligned with the IIA’s International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) and includes four domains focused on managing the internal audit activity, planning the engagement, performing the engagement, 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.

Trusted globally
As the IIA’s premier designation for more than 40 years, the CIA sets the standard for excellence within the profession. Earning the CIA is an important step towards demonstrating your core internal audit skills and knowledge.

About CIA exams in 2023/2024
CIA is the flagship qualification of IIA-USA. It has three exams. Exams can be taken throughout the year at Pearson VUE centres. When you register for an exam on the IIA website, you can access the Pearson VUE platform within your student profile (called CCMS) and select your preferred testing centre location, date, and timing.

How to Prepare and Pass Exam in First Attempt
Study both the CIA Part 1 and Part 2 exams together and attempt them with a gap of 15 to 20 days. Once you pass the CIA Part 1 and Part 2 exams, go for the CIA Part 3 exam.

Is this course enough to prepare for and pass the CIA exams?
The resources provided by Vertex as part of each CIA course are enough to confidently prepare for and pass your exams. We provide detailed video lectures for the complete syllabus, video lectures for MCQ practice, tutor slides, and exam-focused tutor notes.

Do I need to buy additional content from other providers?
Usually, you do not need to purchase any other content from any other providers. We do not suggest that, as we cover a complete syllabus with sufficient practice questions. However, we also cannot stop students from using alternative resources if they wish to do so, just to do additional practice questions; it is optional and totally depends on the students. What we claim is that we provide all the materials that are necessary to prepare and pass.

CIA Part 2: Syllabus Areas
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%) 

How this Course Benefits CIA Students

This course covers complete syllabus of CIA Part 2 exam as prescribed by IIA-USA.

   The course includes detailed topic lectures, practice question videos, tutor slides, detailed notes, online quizzes plus tutor support. 

How This Course Benefits Internal Audit Professionals
It is a detailed course on topics like Engagement Planning, Sampling, Analysis, Evaluation, Documentation, and Supervision of internal audit engagements and it is an excellent resource to refresh & enhance the knowledge of internal audit professionals.
 The course includes complete video lectures as well as it includes topic summaries. 

Lecture Videos

Comprehensive yet easy-to-understand lecture videos provide complete coverage of the exam syllabus.  

Practice Question Videos

Videos for exam questions from practice kit and previous exam questions. Explanations are included for all answer.

Short Notes

Our exam focused short notes are up to date and well prepared by our experts. These notes are a best for exam revision.

Online Quizzes & Mocks

Online quizzes & Mock Exams help identify knowledge gaps as well as they are a source of quick learning.

Pre Exam Webinars

Pre exam webinars are conducted two weeks before exams to explain about exam techniques and focus areas.


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Course Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

Adding the CIA credential to your resume, LinkedIn profile, and business card will help you stand out and demonstrate you are:
A credible and trusted internal auditor. A true expert who understands and can apply the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. A stronger, more competent professional who is knowledgeable in organizational governance. Committed to the profession of internal auditing and equipped for career-advancing opportunities. Differentiated from your peers.

In most cases, you do not have to be a member of The IIA to take the CIA exam or become a CIA, but we encourage you to consider its advantages. There are some countries, however, that do require candidates to be IIA members to take the CIA exam. IIA members receive discounts on CIA review materials and courses and have access to the latest exam preparation resources, networking opportunities, and current CIA news and information.

ACCA members do not have to provide education and work experience requirements. They just have to pass the 3 exams to become CIA certified. They also have opportunity to write the CIA Challenge Exam (1 exam instead of the 3 exams).

Becoming CIA through the normal route requires 3 exams to be completed. However, as an ACCA Member you have the privilege to attempt 1 special exam instead of the 3 exams which is called CIA Challenge Exam. It is more expensive and more challenging to attempt CIA Challenge Exam.
To know more about it, please follow this link:

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.

Candidates may apply to the certification program and sit for exams prior to obtaining the required work experience. However, candidates will not be certified until unless the experience requirement is met within the program eligibility period. Experience for the CIA’s certification program is based on the entry method: Experience obtained in the following areas is acceptable: Internal Audit Quality Assurance Risk Management Audit/Assessment/Disciplines Compliance External Audit Internal Control

All 3 exams can be done within one year with proper guidance and support.

Yes, you can do CIA even if you don't have a degree by doing Internal Audit Practitioner exam which is recently launched by IIA USA. It is a self study course in which you get online study material by IIA USA and the exam is 2 hours 100 MCQs.

This exam is comprised of topics from the CIA Part 1 and Part 2 exams. So when you take classes from us, you are good to go for the Internal Audit Practitioner exam as well. As soon as you pass Internal Audit Practitioner exam you can enroll in the CIA program on the IIA website and register for CIA exams.

Study both CIA Part 1 and Part 2 exams together and attempt them with a gap of 15 to 20 days.

CIA Qualification comprises of three exams.

Part 1 exam in 2.5 hours. Part 1 exam has 125 MCQs.
Part 2 and 3 exams are 2 hours each. Part 2 and 3 exams have 100 MCQs each.
You need 600 out of 750 to pass each exam which means around 80%.

Exams can be taken throughout the year at Pearson VUE centers. When you register for exam on the IIA website, you can access the Pearson VUE platform within your student profile (called CCMS) and select your preferred testing center location, date and timing.

IIA Membership -(please check with your local chapter

CIA Application Fee - Member USD 115 - Non Member USD230
CIA Exam Fee Part 1 - Member USD 280 - Non Member USD 395
CIA Exam Fee Part 2 - Member USD 230 - Non Member USD 345
CIA Exam Fee Part 3 - Member USD 230 - Non Member USD 345  

Once you register with us, we will guide you through the whole process.


Facilitator Profile
Mr. Emad Gohar (CIA, CRMA, CGAP, ACCA) is an experienced facilitator for training assignments in the Middle East Region.
He has over 10 years' experience in training, leadership development and management consulting.

A Public Sector Auditor based in Middle East, Mr. Emad holds 6 professional certifications. Previously, he worked for KPMG in external audit and he also held the position of Vice President for Business Development at IMA Qatar Chapter.

After successfully completing Faculty Training from IMA Leadership Academy – USA, he is currently serving on their Faculty Panel. He has also worked as an independent consultant and strategic advisor for a Middle East based firm which specializes in management & strategy consulting and corporate & asset valuation for a wide variety of areas, especially real estate and industrial businesses.

He has experience of training a wide range of qualifications and courses including CMA, ACCA and CIA.  He is also awarded with Platinum Level Leader Award by IMA-USA for his contribution towards the management accounting profession.

Course Pricing

CIA Part 2 - Certified Internal Auditor

$59 USD

  • Complete Learning Pack With Tutor Support

    • One year access
    • Detailed video lectures on complete syllabus
    • Discussion of how MCQs can be asked on each topic
    • Exam focused slides and notes
    • Exam questions and solutions
    • Tutor access via WhatsApp
    • Pre exam webinar on exam tips and tricks
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