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Exam Language Offerings​

The CIA exams and other IIA certification exams are offered in a variety of languages around the world. The new 2019 CIA exams are currently available in Arabic, Traditional Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish, with additional languages scheduled to be released throughout 2020 and into 2021.

Use the Language Release Dates chart below to determine which syllabus to study from based on the date you plan to take your exam(s). Candidates will not be permitted to take the 2018 exams once the 2019 exams are released in that language.

CIA Exam Language Release Dates

​Language ​Availability Date
Thai February 1, 2020​
​​​Simplified Chinese  June 1, ​2020
​Polish ​​ January 1, 2021

To view the CIA syllabus, select the appropriate link below:

2018 CIA Syllabus (Simplified Chinese, Polish, and Thai)

2019 CIA Syllabus (Arabic, Traditional Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish)

Discontinued Languages

If you plan to take a CIA exam part in Czech, Hebrew, Indonesian, or Italian, you must be approved into the program by December 31, 2019 and complete the exams in those languages no later than December 31, 2020, as the CIA exams will no longer be available in those languages. These exams are based on the 2018 CIA syllabus.

Other Exam Language Offerings

​Language ​CFSA ​CRMA ​CCSA ​CGAP ​QIAL ​Practice Test
Simplified Chinese* ​X
​Traditional Chinese ​X ​X
​English ​X ​X X​ X​ X​ X​
​Estonian ​X
​French ​X
​German ​X
​Italian X ​X
​Japanese ​X ​X
​Polish ​X
​Portuguese ​X (banking only) ​X
​Spanish ​X ​X ​X ​X
​Turkish ​X ​X ​X