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Drive Your Career Forward

Earning a professional internal audit credential is a critical step to being distinguished from your peers and will:

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

Wherever your journey takes you, there’s an IIA credential that moves you faster through your internal audit career roadmap.

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

As The IIA’s premier designation for more than 40 years, the CIA sets the standard for excellence within the profession. Earning the CIA is an important step toward demonstrating your core internal audit skills and knowledge.




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New ​Certifications Handbook

Certification Candidate HandbookAn updated Certifications Handbook is now available. With streamlined content, you can easily navigate the steps to earning and maintaining your designation.

Download the updated handbook now.

​Know When to Move On

Osvaldo J. Alvarez-Paduani​The constant desire to grow professionally allowed Osvaldo J. Alvarez-Paduani, CIA, to earn his Certified Internal Auditor designation. He says this desire also tells him when it’s time to move on.

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