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Exam Language Offerings​

The CIA exams and other IIA certification exams are offered in a variety of languages around the world. The new 2019 CIA exams are currently available in English, French, and Spanish, with additional languages scheduled to be released throughout 2019 into early 2020.

Use the Language Release Dates chart below to determine which syllabus to study from based on the date you plan to take your exam(s). Candidates will not be permitted to take the 2018 exams once the 2019 exams are released in that language.

CIA Exam Language Release Dates

​Language ​Availability Date
​German and Turkish ​1 July 2019
​Arabic and Russian ​1 August 2019
​Korean and Portuguese ​1 September 2019
​Chinese Traditional and Japanese ​1 October 2019
​Chinese Simplified and Thai ​2020

To view the CIA syllabus, select the appropriate link below:

2018 CIA Syllabus (Arabic, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Thai, and Turkish)

2019 CIA Syllabus (English, French and Spanish)

Discontinued Languages

If you plan to take a CIA exam part in Czech, Hebrew, Italian, or Polish, you must be approved into the program by December 31, 2019 and complete the exams in those languages no later than December 31, 2020, as the CIA exams will no longer be available in those languages. These exams are based on the 2018 CIA syllabus.

Other Exam Language Offerings

​Language ​CFSA ​CRMA ​CCSA ​CGAP ​QIAL ​Practice Test
Chinese Simplified* ​X
​Chinese Traditional ​X ​X
​English ​X ​X X​ X​ X​ X​
​Estonian ​X
​French ​X
​German ​X
​Italian X ​X
​Japanese ​X ​X
​Polish ​X
​Portuguese ​X (banking only) ​X
​Spanish ​X ​X ​X ​X
​Turkish ​X ​X ​X