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