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​Certification Program Pass Rates

The IIA’s Professional Certifications Board (PCB) has approved publishing the certification pass rates for IIA global programs. The program pass rates indicated below are globally representative and will be updated on an annual basis.

​PROGRAM 2014 Pass Rate​ 2015 Pass Rate​ ​2016 Pass Rate
​CIA® ​42% ​39% ​40%
​CCSA® ​47% ​48% ​49%
​CFSA® ​66% ​64% ​56%
​CGAP® ​70% ​71% 69%​
​CRMA® ​63% ​59% ​56%

These are global pass rates. This means scores are reflective of all exams delivered in all countries, in all languages for exams delivered via computer based testing (CBT).

With The IIA’s certification programs, it is important to note that exams are scored and validated via a rigorous process involving 3rd party independent validation. The IIA uses a scaled scoring process which ensures that scores are comparable across test forms and over time. Exam scores reflect a candidate’s readiness at a point in time. A change in scores does not imply that the exam became more or less difficult, simply that individuals were more / less prepared.

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.