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Write Exam Questions – Earn CPE

Watch the following short video to learn how you can earn CPE, CAP points, and reference materials, among many other benefits. For more information on The IIA’s Item Writing Program, email

How the Item Writing Program Works

Solo Writing vs. Team Writing

Item writers have two options:

  1. Write independently, OR
  2. Join an item writing group at their chapter. Click here to learn more about chapter opportunities.

For individual writers, Item Writing Sessions are conducted monthly. Writers receive an email at the beginning of each month focused on specific areas of the CIA exams, and they have 30 days from the time of the invitation to write and submit items related to the requested topics. Writers may choose whether or not to participate, depending on topics of interest and expertise. However, The IIA requests a commitment to submit a minimum of 15 items during the course of the year.

Apply to Become an Individual Item Writer

Please complete and submit the application form below. You will be contacted by one of our exam development staff members within 3-5 business days.

Interested writers will be asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement. The agreement also includes copyright infringement, and confidentiality of the items written. Please note that exam writers cannot teach exam preparation courses or be a review provider.

At this time, we are currently not accepting new authors; however, we expect the program to be open by the end of the year. If you have any questions, please contact