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Certified Financial Services Auditor

Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA)

Earning a professional credential from The IIA is the best way to demonstrate your commitment to advancing in this competitive niche and communicating your breadth of knowledge.

The Certified Financial Services Auditor® (CFSA®) is a valued specialty certification for audit professionals working in banking institutions, thrift/savings and loan organizations, credit unions, insurance companies, security and commodity services, holding and investment companies, credit agencies, financial services regulatory agencies, and other financial services organizations.

If your goal is to continue to grow as a financial services audit professional and demonstrate the breadth of your financial services knowledge, the CFSA designation is for you.

The CFSA exam is offered in the following languages: Chinese (unsimplified), English, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese (Banking discipline only), Spanish, and Turkish.

Computer-based Testing

The CFSA exam is available through computer-based testing, allowing you to test year-round at more than 500 locations worldwide. Candidates are able to sit for exams at any IIA-authorized Pearson VUE testing center worldwide, regardless of whether the testing center is located in your hometown or country. To locate the testing centers nearest you, visit the Pearson VUE website. You must apply and register in The IIA's Certification Candidate Management System (CCMS) prior to scheduling an exam.

Six Steps to Certification

If you need help getting started, refer to the six steps to certification an internal auditor should review when making the decision to become certified in the profession.

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Access CCMS and visit the Forms section to begin the CFSA application process.

*This offer applies only to the CFSA application fee. This offer may not apply in countries where exams are administered through Institutes with certain agreements. Please contact your local Institute to verify if the offer is valid in your county. Excludes exam registrations.

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Candidates from the following countries must refer to their local IIA Institute web-site or contact their local representative for more information about local certification processes:


The information contained on this website pertains to all other countries.