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Certified Internal Auditor

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CIA QuoteDrive With Higher Standards

As the only globally recognized certification for internal auditors, becoming a Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) is the optimum way to communicate understanding of The IIA’s Standards and how to apply them.

Adding the CIA credential to your resume, LinkedIn profile, and business card will help you stand out and demonstrate you are:

  • A true expert who understands and can apply The IIA's Standards.
  • A stronger, more competent professional.
  • Equipped for career-advancing opportunities.
  • A credible and trusted internal auditor.
  • Differentiated from your peers.

CIAs earn on average $38,000 more annually than those without a certification,* so get started now.



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CIA Exam Updates Coming January 2019

2019 CIA Exam Updates ComingTo ensure the exam’s content remains current and valid, the CIA underwent a job analysis study. Results of the study confirmed the need to revise the exam syllabi to reflect the evolution of the internal audit profession worldwide. The updated exam will be released in January 2019.

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​Strengthen Core Skills

Adam Zdroik, CIA​When Adam Zdroik, CIA, decided to pursue his Certified Internal Auditor credential he knew it was a big commitment. What he didn’t know was the big boost it would provide to some core internal audit skills or the interest it would generate in evolving audit practices.

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*According to The IIA’s 2017 Internal Audit Compensation Study (based on U.S. responses).