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Internal Audit Competency Framework 

WHAT IT IS | WHO IT IS FOR | COMPETENCIES & CAREER LEVEL | PUT IT TO WORK

Internal Audit Competency Framework Pie ChartThe IIA’s Internal Audit Competency Framework:
Put It to Work

Wherever you are in your internal audit career or whatever the knowledge and skills you seek, the Internal Audit Competency Framework© has a professional development plan that will work for you and your individual needs.

The expert practitioners at The IIA know that professional development isn’t a linear path, but a divergent process with many crossroads and switchbacks.

Reference the table below that clearly outlines the imperative intersections of the three distinct competency levels and four specific knowledge areas.

We’ve Mapped It Out. You can Make It Work.

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Professional Development
Resources
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Competency Level​

​General Awareness ​Applied Knowledge ​Expert

​Professionalism

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​Training

Professionalism Competency Bundle

​CIA Exam Preparation — Part 1: Essentials of Internal Auditing

​Certification

​Certified Internal Auditor

Internal Audit Practitioner

​Certified Internal Auditor

Certification in Risk Management Assurance

​Certification in Risk Management Assurance

Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership

​Professional Practices/Guidance

​Code of Ethics

Core Principles for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing

Definition of Internal Auditing

International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing

Mission of Internal Audit

Model Internal Audit Activity Charter

​Assisting Small Internal Audit Activities in Implementing the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing

Demonstrating the Core Principles for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing

Implementation Guides for Code of Ethics Principles and Standards

Independence and Objectivity

​Creating an Internal Audit Competency Process for the Public Sector

Talent Management

​Internal Audit Foundation

​Internal Auditing: Uncover the Myths, Discover the Value

IPPF

​Internal Auditing: Assurance and Advisory Services, 4th Edition

Sawyer’s Internal Auditing, 7th Edition

​Sawyer’s Internal Auditing, 7th Edition

The Politics of Internal Auditing

​Performance

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​Training

 

​CIA Exam Preparation — Part 2: Practice of Internal Auditing

​Certification

​Certified Internal Auditor

Internal Audit Practitioner

​Certified Internal Auditor

Certification in Risk Management Assurance

​Certification in Risk Management Assurance

Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership

​Professional Practices/Guidance

​Developing a Risk-based Internal Audit Plan

Engagement Planning: Establishing Objectives and Scope

​Assessing Organizational Governance in the Private Sector

Assessing Organizational Governance in the Public Sector

Assessing the Risk Management Process

Engagement Planning: Assessing Fraud Risks

​Auditing Executive Compensation and Benefits

Business Continuity Management

Developing the Internal Audit Strategic Plan

Evaluating Ethics-related Programs and Activities

​Internal Audit Foundation

​Internal Auditing: Assurance and Advisory Services, 4th Edition

IPPF

New Auditor’s Guide to Internal Auditing

​Applying the IPPF, 4th Edition

CIA Exam Practice Questions

CRMA Study Bundle

Team Leader’s Guide to Internal Audit Leadership

Understanding and Auditing Corporate Culture

​Applying the IPPF, 4th Edition

Quality Assessment Manual

Sawyer’s Internal Auditing, 7th Edition

Team Leader’s Guide to Internal Audit Leadership

​Environment

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​Training

 

​Certification

​Certified Internal Auditor

Internal Audit Practitioner

​Certified Internal Auditor

Certification in Risk Management Assurance

​Certification in Risk Management Assurance

Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership

​Professional Practices/Guidance

​Foundations of Internal Auditing in Financial Services Firms

IT Essentials for Internal Auditors

Unique Aspects of Internal Auditing in the Public Sector

​Auditing Anti-bribery and Anti-corruption Programs

Auditing Culture

Auditing Smart Devices

Auditing Third-party Risk Management

Information Technology Risk and Controls

IT Change Management

​Auditing IT Governance

Auditing Privacy Risks

Information Technology Outsourcing

Management of IT Auditing

​Internal Audit Foundation

​New Auditor’s Guide to Internal Auditing

Data Analysis and Sampling Simplified

Data Analytics: Elevating Internal Audit’s Value

Internal Audit of the Future

Practical Enterprise Risk Management

​Sawyer’s Internal Auditing, 7th Edition

Agile Auditing

Data Analytics: A Road Map for Expanding Analytics Capabilities

Guide to Risk Assessment, 2nd Edition

Internal Audit of the Future

Managing Risk in Uncertain Times

Ready & Relevant

​Sawyer’s Internal Auditing, 7th Edition

Assessing and Managing Strategic Risks

Ready & Relevant

​Leadership & Communication

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​Training

 

​Certification

​Certified Internal Auditor

Internal Audit Practitioner

​Certified Internal Auditor

Certification in Risk Management Assurance

​Certification in Risk Management Assurance

Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership

​Professional Practices/Guidance

Formulating and Expressing Internal Audit Opinions

​Audit Reports: Communicating Assurance Engagement Results

Coordination and Reliance: Developing an Assurance Map

​Chief Audit Executives – Appointment, Performance, Evaluation, and Termination

Integrated Auditing

Interaction with the Board

Measuring Internal Audit Effectiveness and Efficiency

Quality Assurance and Improvement Program

​Internal Audit Foundation

​The Speed of Risk

Wayfinding

​Team Leader’s Guide to Internal Audit Leadership

The Speed of Risk

Trusted Advisors

Team Leader’s Guide to Internal Audit Leadership

Trusted Advisors


Knowledge Areas

Internal Audit Competency Framework Knowledge Areas 

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