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Certification in Risk Management Assurance™ (CRMA®)

CRMA CertificationBe a Key Advisor to the Audit Committee and Executive Management for Risk Management 

Job analysis and stakeholder surveys have indicated a key element to unlocking internal audit’s full potential can be found in a professional’s ability to provide advice and assurance on risk management to audit committees and executive management. In response, The IIA developed the CRMA designation.

The standard CRMA Core Exam will be a 100-question, multiple-choice exam, with a seat time of two hours. These exams will be instantly scored like all of the other IIA exams, and will be administered at Pearson VUE testing centers around the world. All CRMA eligibility requirements will apply.

The CRMA: Your Key to Career Success

The CRMA is designed for internal auditors and risk management professionals with responsibility for and experience in providing risk assurance, governance processes, quality assurance, or control self-assessment (CSA). It demonstrates an individual’s ability to evaluate the dynamic components that comprise an organization’s governance and enterprise risk management program and provide advice and assurance around these issues.

The CRMA is one more mark of professional distinction for internal audit practitioners. Earning the CRMA will assist you in demonstrating your ability to:
  • Provide assurance on core business processes in risk management and governance.
  • Educate management and the audit committee on risk and risk management concepts. 
  • Focus on strategic organizational risks.
  • Add value for your organization.

Computer-based Testing

The CRMA exam will begin registration 1 May 2013 and testing will begin 1 July 2013 in English only. 

The CRMA exam is available through computer-based testing, allowing you to test year-round at more than 500 locations worldwide. Candidates are able to sit for exams at any IIA-authorized Pearson VUE testing center worldwide, regardless of whether the testing center is located in your hometown or country. To locate the testing centers nearest you, visit the Pearson VUE website. You must apply and register in The IIA's Certification Candidate Management System (CCMS) prior to scheduling an exam.

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.

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View a video message from IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers pertaining to the new CRMA certification.

Steve Goepfert, the new Chairman of the Professional Certification Board (PCB), discusses the Certification in Risk Management Assurance, the reasons behind the certification, why it was launched, and how this new certification helps individuals demonstrate commitment, competence, and credibility.

Candidates from the following countries must refer to their local IIA Institute web-site or contact their local representative for more information about local certification processes:


The information contained on this website pertains to all other countries.

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