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IIA Certification

IIA Global Certifications and Qualifications:
Mapping Your Path for Growth

Certification PathwayProfessional development is a journey. Demonstrating your knowledge, acumen, and leadership ability are key elements to arriving at your destination. Earning a professional internal audit credential is a critical step toward demonstrating your knowledge of and strong commitment to the practice of internal auditing.

Wherever your journey takes you, there’s a credential along the development pathway to strengthen your knowledge base, deepen your competencies, and distinguish you among your peers.

IIA Certifications and Qualifications help you drive your career forward by:

  • Enhancing your skills and knowledge.
  • Helping you gain credibility and respect in the field.
  • Increasing your earning potential.
  • Demonstrating your understanding of and commitment to the practice of internal auditing.

Learn more about how to develop your career path:

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Certified Internal Auditor Strengthen Your Core
The only globally accepted certification for internal auditors and remains the standard by which individuals demonstrate their professionalism in the internal audit field. New and rotational staff can quickly demonstrate internal audit aptitude by obtaining the Internal Audit Practitioner designation.
Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership Recognize Your Ability to Lead in Today’s Evolving Environment
Put your career in overdrive with the QIAL. Validate that you are an innovative leader who drives a high performing audit team while addressing stakeholder needs, top-down risks, and expectations of an evolving marketplace.
Certification in Control Self-Assessment Drive Your Expertise to New Heights
Drive organizational change with the CCSA designation. This designation makes a statement to executives and colleagues about your knowledge of CSA fundamentals, processes, and related topics such as risk, controls, and business objectives.
Certification in Risk Management Assurance Establish Yourself as the Trusted Adviser on Risk
Mitigate the impact of risk by demonstrating your ability to provide risk assurance, governance processes, quality assurance, and control self-assessment (CSA).
Certified Financial Services Auditor Demonstrate the Financial Services Knowledge for More Opportunity
As the demand for top talent and acumen in the financial services industry rises, there is no better way to establish your credibility than with the Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA) designation.
Certified Government Auditing Professional Shift Your Government Auditing Career to the Next Gear
This program is designed especially for auditors working in the public sector at all levels — federal/national, state/provincial, local, or crown authority — and is an excellent credential that prepares you for the many challenges you face.
Certified Professional Environmental Auditor Put Your Environmental Expertise Front and Center
Four specialty CPEA certifications (Environmental Compliance, Health and Safety, Management Systems, and Responsible Care®) provide an opportunity to set yourself apart as a leader in environmental, health and safety auditing.
Certified Process Safety Auditor Validate Your Proficiency in Safety Issues and Challenges
A BEAC process safety auditor certification allows you to demonstrate your ability to review and assess elements of process safety, including hazard analysis, transportation or distribution of hazardous products, mechanical integrity, and management of change.

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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.