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Implementation Guidance
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Implementation Guides assist internal auditors in applying the Standards. They collectively address internal auditing's approach, methodologies, and consideration, but do not detail processes or procedures.
Implementation Guides are free to IIA members.

All guides that were affected by the 2017 revisions to the Standards have been updated. For your convenience, Implementation Guides are available to download by individual title or grouped together in one document. These bundles are available in the following languages:

Chinese (Simplified)
Chinese (Traditional)

Downloads and Links

Ref # Implementation Guide Date
IG1000 Purpose, Authority, and Responsibility December 2016
IG1010 Recognizing Mandatory Guidance in the Internal Audit Charter December 2016
IG1100 Independence and Objectivity November 2016
IG1110 Organizational Independence November 2016
IG1111 Direct Interaction with the Board November 2016
IG1112 Chief Audit Executive Roles Beyond Internal Auditing December 2016
IG1120 Individual Objectivity November 2016
IG1130 Impairment to Independence or Objectivity November 2016
IG1200 Proficiency and Due Professional Care November 2016
IG1210 Proficiency November 2016
IG1220 Due Professional Care November 2016
IG1230 Continuing Professional Development November 2016
IG1300 Quality Assurance and Improvement Program December 2016
IG1310 Requirements of the Quality Assurance and Improvement Program December 2016​​
IG1311 Internal Assessments December 2016​​
IG1312 External Assessments December 2016​​
IG 1320 Reporting on the Quality Assurance and Improvement Program December 2016
IG1321 Use of "Conforms with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing" December 2016​​
IG 1322 Disclosure of Nonconformance December 2016
IG2000 Managing the Internal Audit Activity October 2016
IG2010 Planning October 2016
IG2020 Communication and Approval October 2016
IG2030 Resource Management October 2016
IG2040 Policies and Procedures October 2016
IG2050 Coordination and Reliance October 2016
IG2060 Reporting to Senior Management and the Board October 2016
IG2070 External Service Provider and Organizational Responsibility for Internal Auditing December 2016
IG2100 Nature of Work December 2016
IG2110 Governance December 2016
IG2120 Risk Management December 2016
IG2130 Control December 2016
IG2200 Engagement Planning December 2016​​
IG2201 Planning Considerations December 2016​​
IG2210 Engagement Objectives December 2016​​
IG2220 Engagement Scope December 2016
IG2230 Engagement Resource Allocation December 2016​​
IG2240 Engagement Work Program December 2016​​
IG2300 Performing the Engagement December 2016
IG2310 Identifying Information December 2016
IG2320 Analysis and Evaluation December 2016
IG2330 Documenting Information December 2016​​
IG2340 Engagement Supervision December 2016​​
IG2400 Communicating Results December 2016
IG2410 Criteria for Communicating December 2016​​
IG2420 Quality of Communications December 2016​​
IG2421 Errors and Omissions December 2016
IG2430 Use of "Conducted in Conformance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing" December 2016
​IG2431 Engagement Disclosure of Nonconformance December 2016​
IG2440 Disseminating Results December 2016
​IG2450 Overall Opinion December 2016​
IG25​​00 Monitoring Progress November 2016
IG2600 Communicating the Acceptance of Risks November 2016

Please note: The Practice Advisories that supported the 2013 IPPF are still available individually. Implementation Guides have replaced Practice Advisories effective January 1, 2017. While Practice Advisories include relevant content, not all content has been incorporated into Implementation Guides. As Standards and Guidance is currently in process of updating existing Supplemental Guidance, relevant content from Practice Advisories will be incorporated into Supplemental Guidance, where appropriate.

Practice Advisories to Support 2013 IPPF

An updated edition of the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) guide, more commonly known as the Red Book, is now available. Visit the IIA Bookstore for more information.

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