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​CIA Exam: Why and How It’s Changing

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 Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) exam.

The CIA exam is, and will remain, a three‐part exam designed to test candidates’ knowledge, skills, and abilities related to current internal audit practices. To ensure that the exam content remains current and valid, the CIA exam will be changing as outlined at a high-level below. Exam changes will take effect in January 2019.

CIA Part One: Essentials of Internal Auditing

CIA Part One

CIA Part Two: Practice of Internal Auditing

CIA Part Two

CIA Part Three: Business Knowledge for Internal Auditing

CIA Part Three

Each candidate should review the changes and determine the best timing to complete their individual study and exam process. Please review the CIA Exam: Why and How It's Changing Handbook and CIA Exam: FAQs below for additional details.

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 CustomerRelations@theiia.org.