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Implementation Guidance
Recommended Guidance

Implementation Guides assist internal auditors in applying the Standards. They collectively address internal auditing's approach, methodologies, and consideration, but do not detail processes or procedures.

Implementation Guides are free to IIA members.

All guides that were affected by the 2017 revisions to the Standards have been updated. For your convenience, Implementation Guides are available to download by individual title or grouped together in one document. These bundled guides are available in both English and Spanish.


Downloads and Links

Ref # Implementation Guide Date
IG1000 UPDATED! Purpose, Authority, and Responsibility December 2016
IG1010 UPDATED! Recognizing Mandatory Guidance in the Internal Audit Charter December 2016
IG1100 UPDATED! Independence and Objectivity November 2016
IG1110 UPDATED! Organizational Independence November 2016
IG1111 UPDATED! Direct Interaction with the Board November 2016
IG1112 NEW! Chief Audit Executive Roles Beyond Internal Auditing December 2016
IG1120 UPDATED! Individual Objectivity November 2016
IG1130 UPDATED! Impairment to Independence or Objectivity November 2016
IG1200 NEW! Proficiency and Due Professional Care November 2016
IG1210 NEW! Proficiency November 2016
IG1220 NEW! Due Professional Care November 2016
IG1230 NEW! Continuing Professional Development November 2016
IG1300 NEW! Quality Assurance and Improvement Program December 2016
IG1310 NEW! Requirements of the Quality Assurance and Improvement Program December 2016​​
IG1311 NEW! Internal Assessments December 2016​​
IG1312 NEW! External Assessments December 2016​​
IG 1320 NEW! Reporting on the Quality Assurance and Improvement Program December 2016
IG1321 NEW! Use of "Conforms with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing" December 2016​​
IG 1322 NEW! Disclosure of Nonconformance December 2016
IG2000 Managing the Internal Audit Activity October 2016
IG2010 Planning October 2016
IG2020 Communication and Approval October 2016
IG2030 Resource Management October 2016
IG2040 Policies and Procedures October 2016
IG2050 Coordination and Reliance October 2016
IG2060 Reporting to Senior Management and the Board October 2016
IG2070 NEW! External Service Provider and Organizational Responsibility for Internal Auditing December 2016
IG2100 NEW! Nature of Work December 2016
IG2110 UPDATED! Governance December 2016
IG2120 NEW! Risk Management December 2016
IG2130 NEW! Control December 2016
IG2200 NEW! Engagement Planning December 2016​​
IG2201 NEW! Planning Considerations December 2016​​
IG2210 NEW! Engagement Objectives December 2016​​
IG2220 NEW! Engagement Scope December 2016
IG2230 NEW! Engagement Resource Allocation December 2016​​
IG2240 NEW! Engagement Work Program December 2016​​
IG2300 NEW! Performing the Engagement December 2016
IG2310 NEW! Identifying Information December 2016
IG2320 NEW! Analysis and Evaluation December 2016
IG2330 NEW! Documenting Information December 2016​​
IG2340 NEW! Engagement Supervision December 2016​​
IG2400 NEW! Communicating Results December 2016
IG2410 NEW! Criteria for Communicating December 2016​​
IG2420 NEW! Quality of Communications December 2016​​
IG2421 NEW! Errors and Omissions December 2016
IG2430 NEW! Use of "Conducted in Conformance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing" December 2016
IG2431 ​​​NEW! Engagement Disclosure of Nonconformance December 2016
IG2440 NEW! Disseminating Results December 2016
IG2450 NEW! Overall Opinion December 2016
IG25 00 UPDATED!  Monitoring Progress November 2016
IG2600 UPDATED!  Communicating the Acceptance of Risks November 2016

Please note: The Practice Advisories that supported the 2013 IPPF are still available individually. Implementation Guides have replaced Practice Advisories effective January 1, 2017. While Practice Advisories include relevant content, not all content has been incorporated into Implementation Guides. As Standards and Guidance is currently in process of updating existing Supplemental Guidance, relevant content from Practice Advisories will be incorporated into Supplemental Guidance, where appropriate.

Practice Advisories to Support 2013 IPPF

An updated edition of the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) guide, more commonly known as the Red Book, is now available for pre-order. Visit the IIA Bookstore for more information.