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IIA Announces CRMA, Internal Audit Practitioner Updates

New Exams Ensure Relevance and Validity for Professional Designations

LAKE MARY, Fla. (Nov. 19, 2019) — The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the internal audit profession’s most widely recognized advocate, educator, and provider of standards, guidance, and certifications,  today announced changes to the ​Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) and Internal Audit Practitioner programs for 2020 to meet the evolving demands for the professional practice of internal auditing.

To keep pace with dynamic global risks, The IIA will be relaunching its CRMA exam in October 2020 to reflect the in-depth organizational knowledge and advanced skill sets that are required to succeed in risk management assurance.

The CRMA will include a new exam delivered in English, as well as updated prerequisites and experience requirements. The CRMA, the only risk management assurance certification for internal auditors globally, will be positioned as a career pathway for internal auditors who have achieved the full CIA designation. Prior to the effective date, current CRMA requirements will remain in effect. 
Changes to the Internal Audit Practitioner program, scheduled to go into effect March 1, 2020, include implementation of a new exam and waiving of the educational requirement for active Internal Audit Practitioner designation holders applying into the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) program. In addition, the Internal Audit Practitioner application and registration fees have been reduced. There is no experience requirement for the Internal Audit Practitioner program.

“As the internal audit and risk landscape continues to expand and change, The IIA recognizes the need for the CRMA and Internal Audit Practitioner programs to keep pace,” said IIA President and CEO Richard F. Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA. “These new exams reflect the latest knowledge of essential internal audit responsibilities and more accurately reflect the advanced level of internal audit and risk management assurance knowledge required in today’s business world.

Please visit the CRMA page or the Internal Audit Practitioner page on The IIA’s website for more information, including all changes going into effect in 2020.

Contact:
John Babinchak
+1-407-937-1240/+1-407-325-5560
John.Babinchak@TheIIA.org

Suzanne Dawson
+1-646-941-9140
sdawson@scprgroup.com
  

About The Institute of Internal Auditors
The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is the internal audit profession’s most widely recognized advocate, educator, and provider of standards, guidance, and certifications. Established in 1941, The IIA today has more than 200,000 members from more than 170 countries and territories. The IIA’s global headquarters are located in Lake Mary, Fla., U.S.A. For more information, visit www.theiia.org or www.globaliia.org.