Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
Drive Your Career Forward
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.
As the only globally recognized certification for internal auditors and The IIA’s premier designation for more than 40 years, the CIA sets the standard for excellence in the profession. The CIA distinguishes you from your peers and demonstrates proficiency and professionalism. Plus, CIA’s earn on average $38,000 more annually than those without a certification.*
Internal Audit Practitioner
The Internal Audit Practitioner designation can be earned by passing the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) Part One exam. Learn more.
Six Steps to Certification
If you need help getting started, refer to the six steps to certification an internal auditor should review when making the decision to become certified in the profession.
Access CCMS and visit the Complete a Form section to begin the CIA application process.
*According to The IIA’s 2017 Internal Audit Compensation Study (based on U.S. responses).