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Earning Your CIA: Study Essentials

Your CIA Study Resource Guide

As you embark on earning the premier designation for internal audit, preparation to meet the standard for excellence can be a daunting task. The IIA is here to support your journey with the resources and tools to pass all three exam parts.


Online CIA Prep Seminars

Take advantage of a live, instructor-led comprehensive study to discuss challenging topics related to the CIA exam with subject matter experts and peers with the CIA Learning System.

March 7–30: Part 2
April 3–28: Part 3
June 5–23: Part 1
July 31–Aug. 25: Part 3

Reserve your spot. Space is limited!

Video Resources and Guides Study Guides


Hear from subject matter experts the latest tips and best practices on Audit Channel:

Setting Your Career Path with Certifications and Qualifications
Auditor Certification: Why Is It Important?
Audit Certification: As A Leader, Do I Need It?
CIA: Quality Training for Internal Audit Staff

Resources and Guides

Explore thought leadership, reports, guidance, and research:

Eligibility Requirements
Certification Pricing Structure
Lifelong Learning for Internal Auditors: Certification and Training Levels Worldwide
Certification Program Pass Rates

Study Guides

Access tools to guide you through the exam process:

CIA Sample Exam Questions
CIA Exam Review Courses
CIA Practice Tests
CIA Exam Practice Questions - Certified Internal Auditor

The CIA Learning System

The CIA Learning System

The IIA’s CIA Learning System is a premium quality, turn-key training program developed and continually updated by CIA-certified industry experts. The system offers customization, convenience and mobility so you can make the most of your valuable study time. Order now!

Study Systems Courses CIA Spotlights

Study Systems

Study systems allow you to personalize your study plan for the CIA:

The IIA’s CIA Learning System – 3 Part Study Guide With Online Review
Explore more study systems at The IIA Bookstore


Get in-person insights and expertise to effectively pass the exams:

CIA Learning System Comprehensive Instructor-led Course — Part 1
CIA Learning System Comprehensive Instructor-led Course — Part 2
CIA Learning System Comprehensive Instructor-led Course — Part 3


CIA Spotlights

Hear from your peers about their journey and opportunities gained so far:

Mahmoud F. Al Masri, CIA
Daniel B. Ramsier, CIA
Jepson Fuller CIA, CPA
Eleanor Dayton, CIA, CPA, ACA
Michael Easterday, CIA, CRMA