The Certified Internal Auditor(CIA) designation is a globally accepted certification for internal auditors and remains the standard by which individuals demonstrate their competency and professionalism in the internal auditing field.

The CIA examination is accredited by The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), an international professional association that is recognized worldwide as the Internal Audit profession’s leader in certification, education, research and technological guidance.

To get your CIA certification, you must meet the eligibility requirements which include passing 3 exams (parts) of the qualification and obtaining a minimum of 24 months of internal auditing experience.

Minimum entry requirements:

To qualify as a CIA , you must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree  
  • 2 years’ post- secondary education and 5 years’ relevant work experience
  • 7 years’ relevant work experience (if you do not have a bachelor’s degree)

Other Features of CIA:

  •   The CIA exams are computer based and consist of 125 MCQs for level I and 100 each for  levels II and III
  • The part I exam is 2.5 hours long and parts II and III are  2 hours each
  • The pass mark for the CIA exams is a scaled score of 600 for all three parts which equates to an approximate pass rate of 75% per part

     PART 1: INTERNAL AUDIT BASICS


        Exam Time: 2.5 hours
        Questions: 125
        Topics:
            *IIA Mandatory Guidance
            *Internal Control
            *Risk Tools and Techniques for Conducting the Audit Engagement 
            

    PART 2: INTERNAL AUDIT PRACTICE


        Exam Time: 2.0 hours
        Questions: 100
        Topics:
            *Managing the Internal Audit Function
            *Managing Individual Engagements
            *Fraud Risks and Controls 
            

    PART 3: INTERNAL AUDIT KNOWLEDGE ELEMENTS

        Exam Time: 2.0 hours
        Questions: 100
        Topics:
            *Governance
            *Risk Management
            *Organizational Structure and Business Processes
            *Communication Leadership
            *IT/Business Continuity
            *Financial Management
            *Global Business Environment 

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