About the CIA

The CIA designation is only globally accepted certification for internal auditors and remains the standard by which individuals demonstrate their competency and professionalism in the internal auditing field. The CIA certificate (Certified Internal Auditor) is administered by the Institute of Internal Auditors, Florida, USA. The IIA (Institute of Internal Auditors) has more than 160 chapters in North America.

CIA Exam Content

PART 1

Essentials of Internal Auditing

  • Domain I – Foundations of Internal Auditing (15%)
  • Domain II – Independence and Objectivity (15%)
  • Domain III – Proficiency and Due Professional Care (18%)
  • Domain IV – Quality Assurance and Improvement Program (7%)
  • Domain V – Governance, Risk Management, and Control (35%)
  • Domain VI – Fraud Risks (10%)

PART 2

Practice of Internal Auditing

  • Domain I – Managing the Internal Audit Activity (20%)
  • Domain II – Planning the Engagement (20%)
  • Domain III – Performing the Engagement (40%)
  • Domain IV – Communicating Engagement Results and Monitoring Progress (20%)

PART 3

Business Knowledge for Internal Auditing

  • Domain I – Business Acumen (35%)
  • Domain II – Information Security (25%)
  • Domain III – Information Technology (20%)
  • Domain IV – Financial Management (20%)

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