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​Internal Audit Practitioner: A New First Stop on Your Road to Success

The IIA's Internal Audit Practitioner designation.To support new and rotational auditors as they endeavor to take the first step on their personal journey into internal auditing, The IIA is pleased to announce the Internal Audit Practitioner designation.

The Internal Audit Practitioner designation is a great way to quickly demonstrate your internal audit aptitude. You can earn this new designation through social badging by completing the Internal Audit Practitioner application and taking and passing the Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) Part One exam. You can apply through CCMS to obtain this special designation.

Candidates who have previously passed CIA Part One who wish to obtain the Internal Audit Practitioner designation may apply as long as they passed the exam no more than 24 months prior to applying for the designation.

Ideal for New or Rotational Internal Auditors

If you are beginning your auditing career journey, obtaining this designation allows you to make a statement about your knowledge and aptitude as you progress through CIA Part 2 and 3. If you are navigating through a rotational role, the Internal Audit Practitioner designation provides you with the foundational knowledge you will need to make the most of your experience.

A Great Way to Train your Staff on the Foundation of Internal Audit

If you manage an audit team, the Internal Audit Practitioner designation is a great way to establish a common foundation of skills and knowledge related to internal audit best practices. Set your team up for internal audit success by taking steps to insure they are well versed in internal audit basics by encouraging your associates to take and pass Part One of the CIA exam and earn the Internal Audit Practitioner designation.

Pricing Information

This chart states the application and registration fees for the Internal Audit Practitioner program:

​First-time Applicant Members​ ​Nonmember
​Internal Audit Practitioner Application fee ​US$100 US$200​
​CIA Part One Exam registration fee US$250​ ​US$350

Applicants who have already completed and passed the CIA Part One exam 24 months prior to applying for the Internal Audit Practitioner designation must complete the Internal Audit Practitioner application at a reduced fee:

​Previously passed the CIA Part One exam within 24 months ​Members Nonmembers​
​Internal Audit Practitioner Application fee US$50​ US$100​

Register through CCMS today! To learn more about the program and eligibility requirements, please visit the Internal Audit Practitioner FAQ.

Eligibility Requirements

Please refer to the Internal Audit Practitioner FAQ for full details.

Requirements

Internal Audit Practitioner candidates must meet the eligibility requirements for character, work experience, and identification. Before a candidate application can be approved, ALL documentation (character reference and identification) must be received and approved by The IIA’s Certification staff.

Work Experience

Internal Audit Practitioner candidates must have six months internal auditor or equivalent experience (i.e., experience in audit or assessment disciplines, including internal auditing, external auditing, quality assurance, compliance, and internal control). The experience requirement must be fulfilled by the point of completion. There is no defined educational requirement.

Experience Verification Form

Once you have completed the form, please access the Certification Document Upload Portal and upload your form(s) there. (Submit the document type as Work Experience.)

Character Reference

Candidates must exhibit high moral and professional character and must submit a Character Reference Form signed by a CIA, CGAP, CCSA, CFSA, CRMA, or the candidate's supervisor.

Character Reference Form

Once you have completed the form, please access the Certification Document Upload Portal and upload your form(s) there. (Submit the document type as Character Reference.)

Proof of Identification

Candidates must provide proof of identification in the form of a copy of the candidate’s official passport or national identity card. These must indicate current status; expired documents will not be accepted. All documents must be scanned and uploaded through the Document Upload Portal in a manner that ensures the photo is clearly legible.

Once you have completed the form, please access the Certification Document Upload Portal and upload your form(s) there. (Submit the document type as Other.)

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