Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

Certification in Risk Management Assurance 

Steps to CertificationAccess CCMSCertification Registry 

Drive Value Through Risk Assurance

As the only risk management assurance certification for internal auditors, the Certification in Risk Management Assurance® (CRMA®) focuses on the key elements to unlocking internal audit’s full potential, and validates one’s ability to provide advice and assurance on risk management to audit committees and executive management.

Earning the CRMA helps address the impact of risk and demonstrates you have the ability to:

  • Provide assurance on core business processes in risk management
    and governance.
  • Educate management and the audit committee on risk and risk
    management concepts.
  • Offer quality assurance and control self-assessment.
  • Focus on strategic organizational risks.
  • Add value for your organization as a trusted advisor.

Earning the CRMA may also increase your earning potential by up to 51 percent.*

CRMA Exam Update 


2021 Enhanced CRMA Program and Beta Testing

Relaunched on 1 April 2021, the enhanced Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) program has been updated to reflect the in-depth organizational knowledge and advanced skill sets required to succeed in risk management assurance. It is also now positioned as a career pathway for internal auditors after they have achieved the Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) designation. Changes include a new exam as well as updated prerequisites and experience requirements.

To support the launch of the enhanced program, The IIA is seeking active Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) certification holders to participate in the CRMA Beta Test from 1 May through 30 June. Candidates who take the Beta Test can earn their CRMA for a reduced fee.

Learn more about the CRMA program changes and Beta Test. 

Online Testing Now Available**

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

**Online testing is not available for the CRMA Beta Test, which must be taken at a Pearson VUE test center.

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, the Certification Candidate Management System (CCMS), and more. Register for the Certification Q&A Webinar to hear from The IIA’s Global Certifications team and learn study methods to prepare for IIA exams.***

 Sign Up Now

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

Latest Certification News Certification Spotlight

Save 20% on CIA in May

CIA CarIIA members save 20% on CIA application and exam registration fees in May. Take advantage of these savings on the only globally recognized internal audit certification that demonstrates competency, proves credibility, and increases promotability.

Learn more about CIA savings.

Meet Thanh Nguyen, A Man With a Plan

Thanh NguyenThanh Nguyen, CIA, CCSA, CFSA, CRMA, believes in being continuously challenged when it comes to effective professional development. Learn how continuous & careful planning have played a very important role in early success.

Read more.

*According to The IIA’s 2017 Internal Audit Compensation Study, the average salary of internal auditors who hold one or more certifications is 51 percent higher than that of peers with no certifications (based on U.S. responses).