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Breaking Down the Standards for the CAE

Course Description

This course explores the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards) with a focus on how its content relates to, and impacts, the pivotal role of chief audit executives in ensuring conformance with the Standards. It offers a deconstruction of the standards along with implementation guidance and descriptions of the implications specific to the CAE for implementing the Standards to achieve conformance. Finally, the course discusses the importance of the quality assurance and improvement plan (QAIP) and makes recommendations on how to address challenges with the standards.

Learning Objective(s):

  • Recognize the contribution the Standards and the Code of Ethics make.
  • Assimilate the purpose and elements of the Standards.
  • Describe the Standards that specifically apply to CAEs.
  • Discern the Code of Ethics, including the Principles and Rules of Conduct.
  • List criteria for assessing conformance with the Standards and Code of Ethics.
  • Evaluate the importance of a Quality Assurance and Improvement Program (QAIP).
  • Quantify the challenges to conforming with the Standards, and strategies for enhancing conformance.
Course Duration: 1.5 day(s)
CPEs Available: 1.5
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Field of Study: Auditing
​Basic understanding of the IPPF.
Advance Preparation: 
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study