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Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) Exam Preparation and Practice Resources

The CIA exam is a self-study exam and does not require a prescribed curriculum. Candidates may choose their own method of preparing or practicing for the exam.

The IIA’s CIA Learning System – Now Aligned with the new IPPF

The IIA’s CIA Learning System teaches the entire global CIA exam syllabus in a mobile format for flexible study time. In addition, online and in-person courses taught by CIA experts are available. Group pricing and packages are offered. Learn more.

CIA Review Manuals and Software

Various CIA exam review manuals and software programs are available and may be ordered through the IIA Bookstore (powered by the Internal Audit Foundation).

CIA Review Courses

The IIA and a variety of independent third parties offer CIA exam review courses.

Sample CIA Exam Questions

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

NOTE: Inclusion of a review course on The IIA's website does not imply endorsement. The IIA is not responsible for errors or inaccurate information included in this listing. The data is claimed to be accurate as reported by the providers.​

NEW! Official IIA Glossary

The IIA Glossary comprises internal audit terminology extracted from our official sources: the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF); Internal Auditing: Assurance & Advisory Services, 4th Edition (Textbook); and Sawyer's Internal Auditing, 7th Edition.

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2020 CIALS

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.