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Certified Internal Auditor 

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Prove Credibility & Proficiency

NEW CIA Exam Now Available.

As the only globally recognized internal audit certification, becoming a Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) is the optimum way to communicate knowledge, skills, and competencies to effectively carry out professional responsibilities for any internal audit, anywhere in the world.

And, the NEW CIA exam, which is now available in Arabic, English, French, German, Russian, Spanish and Turkish, is more updated, aligned, and focused than ever. With additional languages released throughout 2019 and into 2020, this is the perfect time to take a fresh look at CIA.

Adding the CIA credential to your resume, LinkedIn profile, and business card will help you stand out and demonstrate you are:

  • A credible and trusted internal auditor.
  • A true expert who understands and can apply the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
  • A stronger, more competent professional who is knowledgeable in organizational governance.
  • Committed to the profession of internal auditing and equipped for career-advancing opportunities.
  • Differentiated from your peers.

Plus, CIAs earn an average of $38,000 more annually than those without a certification.* Join the over 160,000 CIAs in 170+ countries awarded the designation that adds immeasurable distinction with only three letters.

Get started now.

*According to The IIA’s 2017 Internal Audit Compensation Study (based on U.S. responses).



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*According to The IIA’s 2017 Internal Audit Compensation Study (based on U.S. responses).​​