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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.

The IIA's CIA Learning System

Get Prepped and Certified by the Leader

The IIA’s CIA Learning System is an interactive review program, combining reading materials and online study tools to teach and reinforce all three parts of the entire global CIA exam. It is continuously updated to align with the latest industry standards, including the IPPF and the Standards. The three-part system also includes a free upgrade to support the exam update in 2019.

Try 10 free practice questions.

Video Resources and Guides Study Guides


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

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

Andrea Elizabeth Rios Munoz

Certification Spotlight: Meet Andrea Muñoz

In Andrea’s region, it is not common to have certifications. Andrea believes that becoming a CIA has strengthened her credibility with peers, colleagues, and clients. She also says that while preparing for the exam, she realized there are many tools available to help her perform her job in the best way possible.

Read more about Andrea’s path to CIA.

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