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Certified Financial Services Auditor 

Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA)

Stand Out From Your Financial Services Peers With a CFSA

As the demand for top talent and acumen in the financial services industry rises, there is no better way to establish your credibility than with the Certified Financial Services Auditor® (CFSA®) designation. Earning your CFSA from The IIA can set you apart from peers.

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My investment in CFSA has brought new opportunities by setting me apart from my peers as a competent and established financial services internal auditor. As a leader, I look to hire individuals who go above and beyond such as earning the CFSA and CIA. Those are the ones who make a difference in my organization.

Joseph L. Murphy, CIA, CFSA, CRMA
Vice President of Internal Audit, AEGIS Insurance Services, Inc.

CFSA: Provide Focus on Your Journey

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.

The CFSA is a valued specialty certification for audit professionals working in banking institutions, thrift/savings and loan organizations, credit unions, insurance companies, security and commodity services, holding and investment companies, credit agencies, financial services regulatory agencies, and other financial services organizations.

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.

Quick Links

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

Financial Services Audit Center - Influential. Impactful. Indispensable.

The Financial Services Audit Center provides instant access to industry specific content, professional development resources, and timely discussions with industry leaders on pressing topics impacting the audit profession. Adding the Center to your IIA membership keeps you ahead of the curve on issues that matter most to you.

The Center provides you with:

  • Relevant content that is indispensable to your needs as a financial services auditor.
  • Timely and impactful reporting on trends for benchmarking.
  • Insightful thought leadership with contributions from influential industry leaders.

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IMPORTANT! CCMS users go here to prepare for Single Sign On.

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CIA Your Roadmap to Success

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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