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Certification in Control Self-Assessment® (CCSA®) Exam Syllabus — Domain V

Domain V: Risk Identification and Assessment (15-20%)

(P) = Candidates must exhibit proficiency (thorough understanding; ability to apply concepts) in these topic areas.

(A) = Candidates must exhibit awareness (knowledge of terminology and fundamentals) in these topic areas.

A. Risk Theory (P)

  1. Defining risk
  2. Relationship of risk to strategic, operational, or process objectives
  3. Risk tolerance, residual risk, and exposure
  4. Impact assessment

B. Risk models/frameworks (including COSO's Enterprise Risk Management/Integrated Framework) (P)

C. Understanding the risks inherent in common business processes (P)

D. Application of risk identification and assessment techniques (P)

E. Risk management techniques/cost-benefit analysis (P)

  1. Transfer, manage, or accept
  2. Impact/cost-benefit analysis

F. Using CSA in enterprise risk management (P) 

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.

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