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Certified Internal Auditor
Certified Internal Auditor

Our training programme is dedicated to help you master all the topics included in the CIA curriculum and prepare you with the needed techniques to pass the exam. Delivered via our state-of-the-art Live Online Classroom, our programme relays on interactive and engaging activities that offers you an unparalleled learning experience, as well as sharpen your accounting skills and increase your knowledge in this area.

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Certified Internal Auditor

About the CIA 

The Certified Internal Auditor (CIA®) certification is the most prestigious professional qualification in its field and is the only recognised and accepted internal audit certification worldwide. The Certified Internal Auditor® designation is granted by the Institute of Internal Audit (IIA) and is the global benchmark that demonstrates the skills and competencies internal audit professionals are expected to have. 

  • A CIA holder is identified as:
  • An expert with deep understanding of the international standards for the professional practice of internal auditing (IPPF)
  • A credible and trusted internal auditor with high ethical grounding
  • A professional who’s adept in the leading practices and standards of Internal Audit and the IIA
  • A professional with a wealth of knowledge in Governance, Risk and Control.

The CIA community entails over 200,000 chartered professionals across more than 170 countries around the world. Obtaining the CIA certification is a mark of distinction on the global stage and facilitates for you an additional average annual income of $38,000.

Certified Internal Auditor

Our CIA training programme prepares you for Part I, II and III through a comprehensive virtual preparation programme which includes tuition classes, one-on-doubt clearing sessions, mock exams and Wiley materials.

Our tuition programme comprises of a series of virtual lectures delivered via our state-of-the-art Live Online Classroom, ensuring a highly engaging and effective learning experience. We provide two mock exams at the end of each part to help you prepare and practice in an environment similar to that of the final exam. You will receive feedback and advice on areas of improvement after each mock exam.

We provide one‑on‑one doubt clearing sessions. This is your opportunity to discuss topics you find challenging or any questions you might have.

Our programme offers a world-class study materials developed by Wiley to help you ace your CIA exam.

Certified Internal Auditor

Earning the CIA designation is a valuable accomplishment and a professional advantage for auditors at all stages of their careers, including chief audit executives, audit managers, audit staff, and risk management staff, as well as students enrolled in an accounting or other business or financial degree program.

Getting the CIA certification is equally important for any risk and internal audit professional regardless of his level of experience.

Certified Internal Auditor

To become a CIA holder you must clear the eligibility requirements for academics, soft skills, experience and identification as each application will be reviewed and approved by the IIA's certification team.

When preparing your entry application, you must consider the following:

Successful applications require an Associate's degree or higher or equivalent education including: the Foundation Degree, Diploma of higher Education, Higher National Diploma, or three A-level certificates with grade C or higher.


  • Holders of an MBA degree require one years' relevant experience.
  • Holders of a BBA degree require two years' relevant experience.
  • Holders of Associate's Degree or three A-Level certificates require five years' relevant experience.

Character reference
Candidates must exhibit high moral. Successful applications require a submission of a 'Character Reference' signed by a CIA, CGAP, CCSA, CFSA, CRMA or the candidates supervisor.

Code of ethics
CIA candidates are requested to abide by the 'Code of Ethics' established by the IIA

Certified Internal Auditor

While pursuing your CIA certification, you need to consider:

Passing Score 
The IIA will conduct a standard-setting study based on the revised CIA syllabi. The IIA's Professional Certification Board will convert the scores obtained throughout into a scaled score ranging from 250 to 750 points with 600 or higher being the CIA exam passing benchmark.

Eligibility Period 
You need to complete the program certification process within three years of application approval. If you do not complete the certification process within three years, all fees and exam parts will be forfeited.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) 
Upon certification, and as a CIA holder, you are required to maintain your knowledge and skills and stay abreast of improvements and current developments by satisfying CPE requirements.

As a CIA holder, you are expected to report 40 CPE hours per year in case you are a practitioner. In case you are not a practitioner, you are required to obtain and report 20 CPE hours per year.

Established in 1941, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is an international professional association with global headquarters in Lake Mary, Florida, USA. The IIA is the internal audit profession's global voice, recognized authority, acknowledged leader, chief advocate, and principal educator. Members work in internal auditing, risk management, governance, internal control, information technology audit, education, and security.

The mission of The Institute of Internal Auditors is to provide dynamic leadership for the global profession of internal auditing. Activities in support of this mission will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Advocating and promoting the value internal audit professionals add to their organizations.
  • Providing comprehensive professional educational and development opportunities, standards and other professional practice guidance, and certification programs.
  • Researching, disseminating, and promoting knowledge concerning internal auditing and its appropriate role in control, risk management, and governance to practitioners and stakeholders.
  • Educating practitioners and other relevant audiences on best practices in internal auditing.
  • Bringing together internal auditors from all countries to share information and experiences.
Course structure

The CIA journey

Part I: Internal Audit Basics 

  • Foundations of Internal Auditing (15%)
  • Independence and Objectivity (15%)
  • Proficiency and Due Professional Care (18%)
  • Quality Assurance and Improvement Program (7%)
  • Governance, Risk Management, and Control (35%)
  • Fraud Risks (10%)

*Percentages are the weight IIA gives each subject in the relevant part/paper

Part II: 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%)

*Percentages are the weight IIA gives each subject in the relevant part/paper

Part III: Business Knowledge for Internal Auditing

  • Business Acumen (35%)
  • Information Security (25%)
  • Information Technology (20%)
  • Financial Management (20%)

*Percentages are the weight IIA gives each subject in the relevant part/paper

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