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​Certification Pricing Structure

The pricing below is applicable in the United States, Canada, and many other countries throughout the world. However, these prices may be different in countries where the exams are administered through agreements with IIA Institutes. Please contact your local Institute to verify the appropriate pricing structure and applicable taxes. All fees are non-refundable.

Certification application, registration, and CPE reporting fees will increase effective 1 April 2017. Click here to learn more.

Certification Fee Structure, Effective 1-Jan-2015

Member​ Non-
Application Fee​ (Per Program)
US $100
US $200 US $50​
​CIA® Exam Part Fee​, Three-part Exam,
Part 1 only
​US $250 US $350​ ​US $200
​CIA® Exam Part Fee, Three-part Exam,
Part 2 only
US $200​ ​US $300 ​US $150
​CIA® Exam Part Fee, Three-part Exam,
Part 3 only
US $200​ ​US $300​ US $150​
Specialty Exam Part Fee
US$350 US$450​ N/A
Exam Part Registration Extension Fee

​30 days** US $50​​ ​US $50​ US $50​​
​60 days** US $75​ US $75​​ US $75​​
​​90 days** US $100​ ​US $100 ​US $100
​Exam Reschedule/Cancel Fee*** ​US $75 ​US $75 ​US $75
​One-time, 12-month Certification Program Eligibility Extension ​US $250 US $250​ US $250​
CPE Reporting Fee​* US $25 US $100​ N/A​
​CPE Reporting Fee​* (Specialty, per designation) US $10​ US $100​​​ ​N/A
CPE Reporting Fee
(Inactive Status over 12 months)****​
​US $100 ​US $250 ​N/A

The application and registration fees for the Internal Audit Practitioner program are as follows:

​First-time Applicant ​Members ​Non-member
​Internal Audit Practitioner Application fee ​USD $100 ​USD $200
​CIA Part One Exam registration fee ​USD $250 ​USD $350

Applicants who have already completed and passed the CIA Part One exam 24 months prior to applying for the Internal Audit Practitioner designation must complete the Internal Audit Practitioner application at a reduced fee:

​Previsouly passed the CIA
P1 exam within 24 months
​Members ​Non-member
​Internal Audit Practitioner Application fee ​USD $50 ​USD $100

CPSA and CPEA Candidates may be eligible for exam part exemptions under the following conditions:
Exemption Fee Action
​Those holding the CIA® or CPA® certifications are exempt from Part 1 of any of the CPSA and CPEA exams. ​US $120 for IIA members
US $150 for non-members
​Complete the exemption form in CCMS, upload supporting documentation, and pay exemption fee.
​Those holding the CSP, CIH, or CRSP certifications are exempt from Part II of the CPEA Health & Safety exam. ​US $120 for IIA members
US $150 for non-members
​Complete the exemption form in CCMS, upload supporting documentation, and pay exemption fee.
​Those holding the CHMM certification are exempt from Part III of the CPEA Environmental Compliance exam. ​US $120 for IIA members
US $150 for non-members
​Complete the exemption form in CCMS, upload supporting documentation, and pay exemption fee.

*Members of North America enjoy the member benefit of having CPE reporting fees included in their membership. CPE reporting fees may vary globally and depend on whether you report CPE directly to The IIA through CCMS or through your local institute. If you are not a North America member, please check with your local institute for pricing.

** These fees are due when an exam part is rescheduled after an initial appointment is made. The 30, 60, or 90 day extension is available for all examinations: CIA, CCSA, CFSA, CGAP, and CRMA.

*** This fee is paid directly to Pearson VUE.

**** Individuals that hold this status may not use the designation. To change a status from inactive back to a certified status requires the completion of a reinstatement reporting form for each designation held with an inactive status. Hours used for reinstatement may NOT be used toward the current year reporting requirements and must pay the reinstatement fee as indicated in the pricing chart.

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CIA Discounts for Students and Professors

The IIA offers reduced application and exam registration fees for the CIA program to candidates who are full-time students or full-time professors (educators) at accredited colleges or universities.

To qualify for discounted pricing, students must:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time student* (enrolled in at least 12 semester hours or equivalent) in his/her senior (final) year, as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled; OR
  • Be enrolled as a full-time graduate student (enrolled in at least nine semester hours or equivalent), as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled.

*Full-time university students in their senior (final) year may enter the CIA program and sit for the CIA exam parts before completing their education requirement, but they must complete the education requirement before they can be certified.

To qualify for discounted pricing, professors must:

  • Be a full- or part-time professor with an accredited educational institution; AND
  • Provide a letter from their local IIA chapter or institute supporting their request for professor status for pricing.

To apply for student or professor discounts, please follow these steps:

Step 1: Complete and submit the Full-Time Student/Professor Status Form in The IIA's located in the Certification Candidate Handbook. Please upload the completed documents through the Document Upload Portal. Candidates will be notified via e-mail if they are approved for discounts.

Step 2: Complete the CIA Application – Student/Professor form in the Certification Candidate Management System (CCMS).

IMPORTANT! CCMS users go here to prepare for Single Sign On.

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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.