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Certified Internal Auditor 

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Prove Credibility & Proficiency

As the only globally recognized internal audit certification, becoming a Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) is the optimum way to communicate knowledge, skills, and competencies to effectively carry out professional responsibilities for any internal audit, anywhere in the world.

The CIA exam was updated in 2019 and is now available in 12 languages. With additional languages to be released throughout 2020 and into 2021, this is the perfect time to take a fresh look at CIA

As a matter of fact, earning a professional internal audit credential is a critical step to being distinguished from your peers and will:

  • Enhance credibility and respect.
  • Sharpen skills and proficiencies.
  • Increase advancement and earning potential.
  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment.

Wherever your journey takes you, the CIA accelerates your success as a credible and proficient internal auditor. Join the over 160,000 CIAs in 170+ countries awarded the designation that adds immeasurable distinction with only three letters.

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Online Testing Now Available

To support the continued professional development of CIA and CRMA candidates around the world and in response to test center closures, The IIA now offering online testing. Watch this video for more information.

Online Testing 


New! Register for Certification Q&A Session

Prospective and current IIA certification candidates, join us for an informal 30-minute webinar! A certification expert will be available to answer your questions about certification programs, CCMS, and more. Register for the Certification Q&A Webinar to hear from The IIA Certification team and learn from your peers on study methods to prepare for IIA exams*.

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*IIA exams are non-disclosed, which means that current exam questions and answers will not be published or divulged.



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Latest Certification News Certification Spotlight

CPE Reporting Is Still Required

CPE ReportingThe IIA certainly understands the uncertainty of the times, which is why we’ve made online training a very viable, virtual reality for earning required CPEs. Choose from OnDemand courses available 24/7 or facilitator-led and livestreaming seminars, webinars, or conferences.

Learn about online CPE requirements and opportunities.

Meet CIA, CSSA Zuhair Aluan

Zuhair AluanAs an internal audit officer with a leading petroleum refining company in Malaysia, Zuhair Aluan earned the CIA and CCSA to be better equipped with competent knowledge to provide reasonable assurance on governance, risk management, and internal control.

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CIA Learning System

 *According to The IIA’s 2017 Internal Audit Compensation Study (based on U.S. responses).