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CCSA, CFSA, CGAP Transition

The IIA is committed to providing a clearly defined, professionally relevant suite of global certifications to support internal auditors as they progress through their careers.

Based on the results of multiple global market studies and recent market demands, the following certifications will be repositioned as follows:

  • Certification in Control Self-Assessment® (CCSA®) will be integrated with the Certification in Risk Management Assurance® (CRMA®) through a global job analysis study.
  • Certified Financial Services Auditor® (CFSA®) will transition to an assessment-based certificate program.
  • Certified Government Audit Professional® (CGAP®) will transition to an assessment-based certificate program.

Your CCSA, CFSA, and CGAP certification will…

If you hold one of these certifications, you may be eligible to obtain your Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) through a CIA Specialty Challenge Exam. Learn more.

Additional Information

In-process Candidates
CIA Specialty Challenge Exam
FAQs

In-process Candidates

If you have applied for and are currently in the process of obtaining your CCSA, CFSA, or CGAP, we encourage you to continue your efforts and obtain your certification within the eligibility window. As indicated above, once you obtain your certification, it will remain valid when you report CPE credits as required each year.

Important Information for In-process Candidates

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Eligibility Requirements and Pricing Eligibility Requirements and Pricing Eligibility Requirements and Pricing
Exam Syllabus and Prep Resources Exam Syllabus and Prep Resources Exam Syllabus and Prep Resources
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CPE Requirements and Reporting CPE Requirements and Reporting CPE Requirements and Reporting
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Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) Specialty Challenge Exam

CIA 150,000As part of our continued commitment to the professional development of those who hold an active status CCSA, CFSA, or CGAP designation as of 31 December 2018, The IIA is offering a limited-time CIA Specialty Challenge Exam for qualified individuals.

The CIA is The IIA’s premier, globally recognized certification for internal auditing. Having CIA after your name proves your credibility and proficiency. Now is the optimum time for those who are qualified to take advantage of the CIA Specialty Challenge Exam.

Eligibility Requirements for CIA Specialty Challenge Exam
  1. You must earn the CCSA, CGAP or CFSA certification by 31 December 2018. AND
  2. Your CCSA, CFSA, or CGAP certification must be active at the time of applying and sitting for the CIA Specialty Challenge Exam.
The CIA Specialty Challenge Exam will…
  • Be 150 questions.
  • Take about three (3) hours to complete.
  • Be based on the gap between the CCSA, CFSA, or CGAP certification you currently hold and the 2019 CIA syllabi.
  • Emphasize the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF).
CIA Specialty Challenge Exam Registration
  • Apply, register, and schedule your CIA Specialty Challenge Exam 1 April 2019–15 December 2020.
  • Take your exam in English 1 July 2019–31 December 2020.
  • Those wishing to take the exam in Chinese Traditional, Japanese, Portuguese, Turkish, or Spanish may do so 1 January 2020–31 December 2020.

Access the CIA Specialty Challenge Exam FAQs, which include the exam syllabus, now.

English: 1 July 2019 – 31 December 2020

​​First time Retake
Members Non-members Members Non-members
​$895 ​$1,095 ​$595 ​$795
  • ​Application
  • Registration
  • Customized digital format of The IIA’s CIA Learning System®
  • ​Application
  • Registration
  • Customized digital format of The IIA’s CIA Learning System®
  • Complimentary one-year IIA membership in country of residency
  • Registration
  • ​Registration
  • Complimentary one-year IIA membership in country of residency

Chinese Traditional, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish: 1 January 2020 – 31 December 2020

​​First time ​​Retake
Members Non-members Members Non-members
​$695 ​$895 ​$595 ​$795
  • ​Application
  • Registration
  • ​Application
  • Registration
  • Complimentary one-year IIA membership in country of residency
  • ​Registration
  • ​Registration
  • Complimentary one-year IIA membership in country of residency

*All prices in USD.

Access CCMS now to determine if your certification is active. Read our Frequently Asked Questions for further information on how this transition may affect you.

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