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​CIA Exam: Why and How It’s Changing

The global business environment faces ongoing changes and emerging risks that impact how internal auditors meet their organization’s needs. As such, the knowledge and skills internal auditors need to possess to provide professional assurance and consulting services continually evolves. To ensure that the Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) exam content remains current and valid, the CIA periodically undergoes a job analysis study.

In early 2017, The IIA contracted a psychometrician to conduct an independent CIA job analysis study, and the results confirmed the need to make revisions to the current three-part CIA exam.

To assist our candidates in preparing to sit for the CIA exams, we created a downloadable handbook, “CIA Exam: Why and How It’s Changing” and a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs). You will learn more about the updated exam — specifically, what’s changing, what’s not, and when the changes might impact you. We are excited to share these updates with you, and we are confident that you will appreciate the greater clarity, uniformity, and alignment withh the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing offered by the new three-part CIA exam.

CIA Exam: Why and How It's Changing Handbook CIA Exam: FAQs​
CIA Exam Update Handbook CIA Exam Update FAQs

The IIA’s Customer Relations team is available to assist CIA candidates during the transition. Call +1-407-937-1111 or email