What is CIA | Certified Internal Auditor?

CIA | Certified Internal Auditor® designation 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.

Why CIA | Certified Internal Auditor?

Currently, big of firms actively seek internal auditors with the CIA® designation. These firms include, and not limited to: banks, government, big four, universities, international firms and financial corporations.
The CIA® is a valuable resource to organizations in accomplishing overall goals and objectives.

Benefits for Individuals:

The CIA is the only globally accepted designation for internal auditors and the standard by which individuals demonstrate their professionalism in internal auditing.
Moreover, earning the CIA designation will help you to:

  • Improve your internal audit skills and knowledge
  • Build confidence in your knowledge of the profession
  • Demonstrate your commitment to your profession
  • Earn credibility and respect in your field
  • Open more opportunities for advancement
  • Increase your earning potential by as much as 40%
  • Prove your willingness to invest in your own development

Benefits to Organizations:

  • Enhancing the credibility and reliability of figures and information published for employees, customers, suppliers, investors and tax authorities
  • Detect fraudulent or other illegal activities within organizations
  • Facilitates the provision of advice that can have real financial benefits for a business
  • Identify and maintain weaknesses in the accounting systems and suggest improvements
  • Recommending ways and offer solutions to help organizations seize opportunities and avoid threats
  • Help the board of directors and management oversee the organization’s operations
  • Qualifying the decision making process through providingaccurate information to business owners and decision maker

Part 1 – Internal Audit Basics:

  • Mandatory Guidance
  • Internal Control / Risk – Awareness Level
  • Conducting Internal Audit Engagements – Audit Tools and Techniques

Part 2 – Internal Audit Practice:

  • Managing the Internal Audit Function
  • Managing Individual Engagements
  • Fraud Risks and Controls

Part 3 – Internal Audit Knowledge Elements:

  • Governance / Business Ethics
  • Risk Management
  • Organizational Structure / Business Processes and Risks
  • Communication
  • Management / Leadership Principles
  • IT/Business Continuity
  • Financial Management
  • Global Business Environment
Audit Managers, Chief Audit Executives, Audit and Risk Management Staff

The CIA exam is offered in three parts, each consisting of 100 -125 multiple choice questions.

Part 1 – Internal Audit Basics:

The new CIA exam Part 1 topics tested include aspects of mandatory guidance from the IPPF; internal control and risk concepts; as well as tools and techniques for conducting internal audit engagements.

Part 2 – Internal Audit Practice:

The new CIA exam Part 2 topics tested include managing the internal audit function via the strategic and operational role of internal audit and establishing a risk-based plan; the steps to manage individual engagements (planning, supervision, communicating results, and monitoring outcomes); as well as fraud risks and controls.

Part 3 – Internal Audit Knowledge Elements:

The new CIA exam Part 3 topics tested include governance and business ethics; risk management; organizational structure, including business processes and risks; communication; management and leadership principles; information technology and business continuity; financial management; and the global business environment.

Program Duration:

  • Part 1: 56 Hours
  • Part2: 56 Hour
  • Part3: 90 Hours

Program Language:

  • English
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