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Earn The IIA's Certification in Control Self-Assessment

Certification in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA)

Earning a professional credential from The IIA is the best way to demonstrate your commitment to advancing in this competitive niche and communicating your breadth of knowledge.

Be poised to drive organizational change with a Certification in Control Self-Assessment®. This designation makes a statement to executives and your colleagues about your knowledge of CSA fundamentals, processes, and related topics such as risk, controls, and business objectives.

The Certification in Control Self-Assessment® (CCSA®) exam tests your understanding of important CSA fundamentals, processes, and related topics such as risk, controls, and business objectives.

The CCSA exam is offered in the following languages: Chinese (unsimplified), English, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Turkish.

Computer-based Testing

The CCSA exam is available through computer-based testing, allowing you to test year-round at more than 500 locations worldwide. Candidates are able to sit for exams at any IIA-authorized Pearson VUE testing center worldwide, regardless of whether the testing center is located in your hometown or country. To locate the testing centers nearest you, visit the Pearson VUE website. You must apply and register in The IIA's Certification Candidate Management System (CCMS) prior to scheduling an exam.

Six Steps to Certification

If you need help getting started, refer to the six steps to certification an internal auditor should review when making the decision to become certified in the profession.

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Access CCMS and visit the Complete a Form section to begin the CCSA application process.

*This offer applies only to the CCSA application fee. This offer may not apply in countries where exams are administered through Institutes with certain agreements. Please contact your local Institute to verify if the offer is valid in your county. Excludes exam registrations.

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Candidates from the following countries must refer to their local IIA Institute web-site or contact their local representative for more information about local certification processes:


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