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Certified Internal Auditor 

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Prove Credibility & Proficiency

As the only globally recognized internal audit certification, becoming a Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) is the optimum way to communicate knowledge, skills, and competencies to effectively carry out professional responsibilities for any internal audit, anywhere in the world.

The CIA Exam was updated in 2019 and is now available in 12 languages. With additional languages to be released throughout 2020 and into 2021, this is the perfect time to take a fresh look at CIA.

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

  • A credible and trusted internal auditor.
  • A true expert who understands and can apply the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
  • A stronger, more competent professional who is knowledgeable in organizational governance.
  • Committed to the profession of internal auditing and equipped for career-advancing opportunities.
  • Differentiated from your peers.

Plus, CIAs earn an average of $38,000 more annually than those without a certification.* Join the over 160,000 CIAs in 170+ countries awarded the designation that adds immeasurable distinction with only three letters.

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Online Testing Now Available

To support the continued professional development of CIA and CRMA candidates around the world and in response to test center closures, The IIA now offering online testing. Watch this video for more information.

Online Testing 

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

New! Register for Certification Q&A Session

Prospective and current IIA certification candidates, join us for an informal 30-minute webinar! A certification expert will be available to answer your questions about certification programs, CCMS, and more. Register for the Certification Q&A Webinar to hear from The IIA Certification team and your peers on the best study methods to prepare for IIA exams*.

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*IIA exams are non-disclosed, which means that current exam questions and answers will not be published or divulged.



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Latest Certification News Certification Spotlight

CPE Reporting Is Still Required

CCMS Unavailable: 8–15 MarchThe IIA certainly understands the uncertainty of the times, which is why we’ve made online training a very viable, virtual reality for earning required CPEs. Choose from OnDemand courses available 24/7 or facilitator-led and livestreaming seminars, webinars, or conferences.

Learn about online CPE requirements and opportunities.

Meet CIA, CRMA Maja Milosavljevic

Maja-MilosavljevicMaja Milosavljevic was born in Belgrade, Serbia, where she finished her bachelor studies in accounting, auditing, and financial management as the best student in her class. She then completed her master studies in the same area at the University of Belgrade.

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CIA Exam Prep From the CIA Experts 

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