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Certification Candidate HandbookThe CIA® and CRMA® Certification Candidate Handbook

  • Steps to Certification
  • Accessing and using The IIA's Certification Candidate Management System (CCM​S).
  • Registering and scheduling an exam/part.
  • Preparing for the certification exam.
  • Checking in at a test center and taking the exam.
  • Exam content information, format, and scoring.
  • Requirements for maintaining your certification.

QIAL Candidate HandbookQIAL® Candidate Handbook

  • Selecting your program pathway.
  • Accessing and using CCMS, and submitting your application.
  • Registering, scheduling, and completing Case Studies (Program Pathway 1).
  • Submitting Your Portfolio of Professional Experience (Program Pathway 2).
  • Scheduling and completing Presentation and Panel Interviews.
  • Maintaining your qualification.