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The IIA's Standards Awareness Campaign
Standards-focused Tools and Resources to Audit More Effectively

As an internal auditor, you are tasked with assessing risks and making recommendations in an increasingly unpredictable world. You rely on a framework of principles and standards to follow in order to enhance and protect organization value. That is why The IIA’s global experts develop, document, and deliver standards, guidance, tools, resources, and training aligned with the latest professional best practices to help internal auditors at every level and sector align and become more effective.

The IPPF: The Framework for Internal Audit Effectiveness

Learn how the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) is evolving to effectively support the profession and meet the many challenges ahead by addressing the following:

An ever-changing business environment.
Accelerating risks associated with change.
Clearly articulated principles.
Principles-based standards.
Tools and resources that acknowledge and anticipate change.

Practical Tools

Mandatory Guidance Implementation Guidance Supplemental Guidance

Mandatory Guidance
Your Four Guiding Principles

Find out if you are aligned with the updated International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.

Implementation Guidance
Your Standards Roadmap

Get the assistance you need to apply the Standards with recommended guidance for approach, methodologies, and considerations.

Supplemental Guidance
Your Step-by-Step Directions

Tools and resources on topical, sector-specific issues, processes and procedures, programs, and approaches.

Latest Resources

The IPPF 2017 Update Quality Assessment Manual Breaking Down the Standards

International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF)

The IIA's latest IPPF (the Red Book) has all you need to know about the recent Standards revisions. With input from auditors around the world, it's the resource you need to be well "red."

Quality Assessment Manual

This new edition aligns with the 2017 IPPF, providing tools to streamline your Quality Assurance and Improvement Program, including external assessment.

Breaking Down the Standards

With the right strategy, practitioners can divide conformance into bite-size, easily digestible portions. Read more in this Internal Auditor magazine article.

Training Courses

Standards Training

Standards Training
Courses, Webinars, and Executive Development

The IIA knows that aligning to a Standards-based internal audit practice needs to fit into an imperfect world of stakeholder expectations and personal schedules. That is why we offer training options:

The Standards of Internal Audit OnDemand Course
Ethics for Internal Auditors OnDemand
Vision University
Building a Sustainable Quality Program