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​Become a Global Guidance Contributor

Current internal audit practitioners are encouraged to contribute to The IIA’s International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) by joining our Global Guidance Contributor Program. Simply complete the application below and let us know about the valuable insights and experiences you have acquired during your career in internal auditing. We will guide you through the process of sharing your knowledge so that it ultimately becomes part of the IPPF and helps guide practitioners around the world. 

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The Benefits of Volunteering as a Guidance Contributor

Benefits available to participants include:

  • Your name listed in the guidance as a contributor.
  • Up to 10 continuing professional education (CPE) credit hours.
  • Satisfaction of giving back to the profession and sharing your insights with practitioners around the world.
  • Networking with an elite group of subject matter experts.
  • Early notification of new and upcoming guidance.


To become a global guidance contributor, practitioners should have:

  • At least three years of recent internal audit experience or relevant consulting experience.
  • Working knowledge of the International Professional Practices Framework.
  • Experience that includes leading practices or relevant subject matter expertise.

Application, Selection, and Contribution Process

  • Step 1: Complete the guidance contributor application and identify your area(s) of expertise.
  • Step 2: Receive notification of acceptance into the Global Guidance Contributor Program.
  • Step 3: Receive semi-annual email notifications of recently released guidance, upcoming guidance projects, other relevant information.
  • Step 4. If your experience and area(s) of expertise align with resource needs for an upcoming guidance project, receive an invitation to participate on a virtual team and share your knowledge.
  • Step 5: Accept the invitation and confirm availability.
  • Step 6: Be guided through the process of sharing your knowledge via team discussions/interviews by phone, email, and/or web-based meeting.


Volunteering involves a commitment of time only. No travel is necessary. Although guidance projects may vary in the amount of time required or the number of virtual meetings, a reasonable investment of time per project would be up to 10 hours spread out over the course of 12 weeks. This would include participating in two or three virtual team meetings, an individual phone interview with a professional writer, and reviewing two or three drafts of the guidance. Global guidance contributors should accept a particular project only if their schedule permits and they feel as though they have the required expertise.

Apply Now

If you are interested in becoming a global guidance contributor, please apply now by completing the guidance contributor application. Contact The IIA by email at for additional information or assistance.