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​Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL) Steps to Achievement and Methodology

QIAL Steps to Achievement

As a QIAL candidate you will select the pathway that aligns with where you are on your career journey.

QIAL Pathways

Methodology Description

You will make a presentation based upon case information provided to you or your own unique experiences. The knowledge and skills you develop are directly linked to The IIA’s latest Competency Framework. You can schedule your in-person session by contacting QIAL@theiia.org. To view in-person session availability dates and locations, visit the QIAL home page.

​QIAL Methodology Description​ Time​
Three Case Studies ​Candidates critically analyze one task per case study consisting of an extensive set of complex information, and produce a written response providing penetrating insights for a senior-level audience. 3–4 hours per case study​
Portfolio of Professional Experience ​Experienced AEs may opt to replace the three case-study exams and document their own professional experience with supporting evidence.
Presentation ​Candidates present to a senior-level panel on a set topic followed by a question and answer session. ​20 minutes
Interview ​A panel interview draws upon personal and professional experience. ​90 minutes

To learn more about the QIAL exam content, please download the QIAL Syllabus here.

Access CCMS to begin the application and registration process or contact QIAL@theiia.org for more information.