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Certification in Control Self-Assessment® (CCSA®) Exam Preparation Resources

CCSA Study Guide

The IIA publishes a CCSA study guide to assist candidates in preparing for the exam. It is available through the IIA Bookstore (powered by the Internal Audit Foundation). The guide provides a general overview of the topics that will be covered in the exam. However, it is critical that candidates perform additional study in areas where their experience or background dictates the need for additional review. A list of reference materials is included in the study guide to provide additional resources to supplement your studies.

Other Study Guides

The IIA Bookstore also offers several general study guides to assist candidates in preparing for the CCSA exam. Candidates may use the exam content outline in conjunction with this or other books on CSA and related topics.

Control Self-Assessment: A Practical Guide by Larry Hubbard
Internal Control — Integrated Framework*, sponsored by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) and researched and written by Coopers & Lybrand LLP

Sample CCSA Exam Questions

The IIA provides a limited number of sample CCSA exam questions (with answers) to give candidates an understanding of the types of questions that typically appear on the exam.

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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:


The information contained on this website pertains to all other countries.