Imagine owning a key that is capable of unlocking vast opportunities for career and professional advancement. Earning the CIA designation is like owning such key that takes your career opportunities to a whole new level. Candidates who complete the course equip themselves with educational experience, knowledge and skills that can add value in any organization or business entity.

The CIA program may be taken in various languages, like Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, and Thailand, apart from English. 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, risk management staff, and also students enrolled in an accounting or other business or financial degree program.

Exam Syllabus

Click on the links below to find out what you can expect during the exam and how long each part of the exam is.

How to Quality as a C.I.A

Candidates aspiring to earn the CIA designation must meet certain minimum qualifications:

  • Holder of at least a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, from an accredited institution prior to registration.
  • Some professional designations (like Chartered Accountant) might be deemed as the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree but work experience alone will not. Candidates who think their educational background might be the equivalent must select “Other” on the CIA® application’s Education section and clearly provide all relevant info and documentation.
  • In certain circumstances full-time final-year university students can enroll and take the CIA® exam parts.
  • Must have worked for at least 24 months in the area of internal audit, or audit/assessment, external audit, quality assurance, compliance and internal control.
  • A Master’s Degree or business related work experience can count towards 12 months, or half the required experience.
  • Candidate must exhibit high moral and professional character and agree to abide by The IIA’s Code of Ethics.
  • Candidates may be admitted into the program provisionally prior to satisfying the professional experience requirement, but certification shall only be granted upon compliance of all program requirements.